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Photographic Arts and Sciences Exploration

Therese Mulligan, Director, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences

Program overview

For students interested in photography but unsure which major best meets their career aspirations, the undeclared photography option provides you with an overview of the two photography majors and their options—photographic and imaging arts (with options in advertising photography, fine art photography, photojournalism, or visual media) or photographic sciences (with options in biomedical photographic communications and imaging and photographic technology). Undeclared photography allows you to take up to four semesters to learn about each major while you complete general education and liberal arts courses.


Photography undeclared, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
Choose one of the following: 8
   PHPS-101, 102    Photography I, II (BS)  
   PHAR-101, 102    Photo Arts I, II (BFA)  
PHPS-106 Photographic Technology I 3
PHPS-107 Photographic Technology II 3
ENGL-150 Writing Seminar 3
ACSC-010 Year One 0
  LAS Perspective 1 (ethical) 3
  LAS Perspective 5 (natural science inquiry) 3
  LAS Perspective 6 (scientific principles) 3
  LAS Perspective 7 (mathematical) 3
Choose one of the following: 3
   ARTH-135    LAS Perspective 2 (artistic): History of Western Art: Ancient to Medieval  
      LAS Perspective 5 (natural science inquiry)  
     LAS Perspective 7A (mathematical)  
Choose one of the following: 3
   ARTH-136    LAS Perspective 3 (global): History of Western Art: Renaissance to Modern  
     LAS Perspective 7B (mathematical)  
     LAS Perspective 6 (scientific principles)  
Choose one of the following: 3
   FDTN-111    Drawing I (BFA)  
      LAS Perspective 2 (artistic) (BS)  
Total Semester Credit Hours 32

Please see General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) in the Graduation Requirements section of this bulletin for more information.