Mar 24, 2018
Total required hours: 128 are required for an Otterbein degree, but this program typically requires as many as 134 hrs to fulfill all of the course requirements.
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I. General Education Requirements
- First Year or Transition Year Seminar (4 hrs)
- Integrative Studies (28 hrs)
Note: For the Creativity and Culture INST requirement, a course other than INST 2601-2603 and other than INST approved substitutions ARTH 1000 and 1100 must be selected.
- Mathematics (4 hrs)
- Health and Physical Education Lifestyles (1 hr)
- Senior Year Experience (fulfilled within the major)
- Writing Intensive Requirement (click the General Education Requirements link below for details)
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II. Major Requirements (97 hrs)
Note: A minimum grade of C must be achieved in all courses in the major. If a grade lower than C is earned in any course, the course must be repeated in order to count toward the major. Should that course be a prerequisite for subsequent coursework, you must earn a grade of C or better in the prerequisite course before continuing with the subsequent coursework.
A. Foundation Courses (all courses required)
B. Seminar Courses (all courses required)
C. Art History Survey Course (both courses required)
D. Art History Elective (4 hrs required)
E. Studio Breadth Courses (all courses required)
F. Studio Elective (4 hrs required)
G. Education Core Courses (all courses required)
H. Education Methods Courses (all courses required)
I. Student Teaching (both courses required)
III. Residency Requirements
In order to graduate from any university a student should take a significant proportion of the hours for his or her program of study from that university, take a significant proportion of hours in the major from that university, and take a significant proportion of the “signature elements” of that university’s general education requirements.
At Otterbein, at least 48 semester hours of coursework must be taken in Otterbein classes. MATH 0900 cannot be used to help fulfill this requirement. Of these hours:
- at least 12 semester hours must be taken in each of a student’s majors at the 3000 level or above,
- at least 4 semester hours (any level) must be taken in each minor, and
- the INST dyad must be taken at Otterbein.
IV. Required Total Hours for the Degree (128 hrs)
If the coursework taken to fulfill the General Education Requirements and the requirements in your major do not equal 128 hours, select a sufficient number of electives to achieve that total. In most cases, taking elective work to reach 128 hours will not be necessary since all courses required for this degree program total 134 hours. If any coursework is waived or is transferred for less credit than its Otterbein equivalent, electives may be necessary in order to reach 128 hours.
V. Minimum GPA Overall and in the Major
A GPA of 2.0 overall as well as in the major must be achieved. To be licensed to teach, a GPA of 2.5 overall must be achieved.
VI. Application for Degree
A prospective graduate must complete an Application for Degree at the Registrar’s Office two terms prior to the term in which the degree is to be completed.