Jun 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Bulletin

Fine Arts, BS Major in

The B.S. major in Fine Arts is an intensive 129 semester hour program, facilitating additional experience and the option for cross-disciplinary making, research, exhibition and presentation in art and/or design.

The department offers a customized B.S. degree, a B.S. with a concentration in Design, and a B.S. with a concentration in Fine Arts. 


Program Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 129

Candidates for graduation must fulfill the following requirements:

1. The Successful Completion of at Least 129 Semester Hours

The successful completion of at least 129 semester hours and a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in work completed at Hofstra.

2. Liberal Arts

At least 66 semester hours must be completed in liberal arts with no less than 60 s.h. outside of the Fine Arts (FA) prefix.

3. Residence Requirements

There are two requirements that must ordinarily be completed in residence at Hofstra: 15 semester hours in the major field of specialization and the last 30 hours. The 15 semester hours need not be included within the last 30 hours.

4. General Requirements:

The following general requirements: WSC 001 & 002.

Distribution course requirement: (for listing of distribution courses, see Distribution Courses program) 9 semester hours in the humanities: 3 hours in the creative participation category, 6 hours in the appreciation and analysis category including at least 3 hours of literature. Not more than 3 hours may be satisfied by fine arts distribution courses of the required nine; 9 semester hours in natural sciences, mathematics/computer science: the 9 semester hours must include 3 hours in the mathematics/computer science category, 3 hours in the natural sciences category; 9 semester hours in the social science: the 9 semester hours must include 3 hours in the behavioral science category and 3 hours in the history and philosophy category.

5. Major Requirements

Major Requirements – 45 s.h. of FA courses, six (6) s.h., AH courses

FA courses are chosen in consultation with a Fine Arts faculty advisor.

Students who plan to major in Fine Arts are recommended to seek an advisor within the department to select an appropriate, personalized progression of major coursework.  Under advisement, students may also choose one of two optional concentrations in Design or Fine Art.

Concentration in Design - Total Semester Hours: 45

Professors Infield, Klinkowstein, Roksin, Advisers

Chosen from the following:

Concentration in Fine Art: Total Semester Hours: 45

Associate Professor James Lee, Adviser

Chosen from the following:

Recommended Program Sequence - Total Hours: 129