This information is part of the Colgate University catalog, 2023-24.

Major Requirements

The requirements for the major are as follows:

  • Four ARTS (studio art) courses:
    • One or two at the 100 level, at least one of which is to be taken prior to  
    • Two or three at the 200 or 300 level, at least two of which are to be taken prior to
  • Two ARTS (art history) courses
  • Two Electives: any choice or combination of additional art history courses, studio courses, transfer credits in art history, studio art or architecture from an approved university/ study abroad program. An additional option for the electives is one or two courses from another Colgate department. In order for extra-departmental Colgate courses to count as a studio elective, the student must a) demonstrate the relevance of the course(s) to their learning trajectory in studio art; b) obtain prior approval from their adviser and the department chair; and c) take the course(s) prior to their senior year.
  •  (Prerequisites: one 100-level studio arts course and two 200- or 300-level studio arts courses). To be taken prior to senior year.
  •  (Prerequisite: ). To be taken in the fall of the senior year

GPA Requirement

A GPA of C (2.00) in combined studio courses and art history courses is required of all majors. Only one course below a C– will be accepted for the major.