Sep 26, 2021  
2019-2020 Edgewood College Catalog 
2019-2020 Edgewood College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Therapy, BA

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The Art Therapy major includes courses in studio art, Art Therapy and Psychology. It also prepares students for entry into a master’s degree program which leads to credentialing and licensure as an art therapist/psychotherapist. The bachelor’s degree may lead to art, recreation, and program specialist positions in community settings.


A student majoring in Art Therapy must have a minimum of 18 credits in studio art. A student majoring in Art Therapy must complete at least 12 credits in art and art therapy courses at Edgewood College. Art Therapy students must complete ART 240  GU with a minimum 3.0 or “B” grade and pass a background check in order to be eligible to declare the major. Art Therapy majors must have a 3.00 GPA in all required courses for the major in order to graduate with a major in Art therapy, and must fulfill the Senior Portfolio and Critique requirements in order to obtain Art Department approval for graduation.

Art Therapy Major Requirements

A minimum of sixty-two (62) credits to include:

Required Courses

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Psychology Course

In addition to the Psychology courses completed above, select one additional Psychology course from those listed below to complete a total of 16 Psychology credits.

Optional: Students interested in pursuing graduate coursework in Art Therapy

Edgewood College is launching a Master of Art in Art Therapy program with the first course scheduled to begin in June 2020. Current eligible undergraduate students can enroll in up to six graduate credits from the list below to be applied toward the graduate program.

For additional information regarding the graduate art therapy program, click here

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