The Department of Psychology and the Department of Arts jointly offer a Minor in Art Therapy. Art Therapy in a burgeoning field that draws from the disciplines of psychology, art, and other creative processes to promote healing and overall well-being for individuals with mental and physical disabilities. The minor provides a basic foundation for continued study or for work in community art programs and organizations where art is used as part of the therapeutic process. The permission of the chair in either the Department of Arts or the Department of Psychology is required.
A student with GPA of at least 2.25 and a major at UNE may minor in Art Therapy with the approval of the academic director of the School of Art and Humanities or the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Declarations must occur prior to the completion of the first semester of the junior year. Major programs of study with significant course overlap with art therapy minor requirements may be disallowed by the chair.
The minor in Art Therapy requires a total of 21 credits (12 from the Psychology and 9 from the Arts) with a minimum grade of "C-" in each course. Courses may not be used to fulfill both major and minor requirements. For example, students who must complete PSY 205, Abnormal Psychology, as part of their major may not also use this course to fulfill the Art Therapy requirement. Those students should instead complete either PSY 295, Listening and Communication Skills, or PSY 310, Children and Stress.
Credits (minimum 21 required total)
|Psychology Courses||12 total|
|PSY 105 - Introduction to Psychology||3|
|PSY 205 - Abnormal Psychology||3|
|PSY 410 - Theories, Research, and Practice of Counseling||3|
|PSY 430 - Introduction to Art Therapy||3|
|Arts Courses||9 total|
|ART 100 - Drawing I||3|
|ART 201 - Painting I||3|
|One of the following courses:|
|ART 110 - Ceramics||3|
|ART 113 - Sculpture||3|
In the event that the above courses have been taken to fulfill requirements for the Art Education major or an art minor, students will be required to take 9 credits from the following list:
|ART 102 - Photography||3|
|ART 103 - Introduction to Image Capture||3|
|ART 114 - Printmaking||3|
|ART 199 - Art Topics Course||3|
|ART 204 - Painting II||3|
|ART 214 - Digital Photography||3|
|ART 230 - Graphic Design||3|
Courses completed at another accredited college can be transferred to this degree program. Transferred courses must be reasonably close in scope and content to the required courses offered at UNE in order to count as exact equivalents. Otherwise, they may transfer as general electives. All courses completed must be no older than five years. Other restrictions apply. See Undergraduate Admissions also.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees for subsequent years may vary. Other expenses include books and housing. For more information regarding tuition and fees, please consult the Financial Information section of this catalog.