May 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts - Art or Theatre

1 - CORE CURRICULUM: See Core Curriculum
(42 semester credit hours)

2 - DEGREE REQUIREMENTS - Bachelor of Fine Arts
(3 semester credit hours)

Fine Arts
FA 3303  (3 semester credit hours)

(1 semester credit hour)

SRSU 1101  or equivalent (for details, see First Year Seminar) 1 semester credit hour


  • Students must complete a major of 60 semester hours in Art or 74 semester hours in Theatre including a minimum of 36 at the advanced level with 15 of the advanced hours in residence at Sul Ross State University.
  • All credit courses completed in Art or Theatre, required or not, count toward the maximum semester hours allowed in the major.

Additional Requirements

  1. The student must complete additional hours to total 120 semester credit hours.
  2. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0, including a minimum of 2.0 in both the major and the minor, is required for graduation. A minimum of 2.5 is required in each of the teaching fields in teacher certification degree programs.
  3. A minimum of 36 advanced semester hours must be completed including at least 15 in residence at Sul Ross State University.
  4. A minimum of 30 semester hours must be completed in residence.
  5. At least 24 semester hours of the last 30 hours presented for a degree must be in residence.
  6. Under no circumstances may more than 65 of the total semester hours required for a degree be presented in one discipline.
  7. No more than 6 semester hours of physical education activity courses may be presented as elective credit toward a degree.

All-Level Teacher Certification in Art

Students who pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with All-Level Teacher Certification must complete a teaching field of at least 60 semester hours in Art, including at least 6 semester hours specifically for the elementary level and 6 semester hours specifically for the secondary level. A minimum of 24 advanced hours is required. A second teaching field is not required. See the Education section of this catalog for additional information concerning certification requirements.