These requirements are for students who are majoring in Art and who plan to transfer to a four year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree. AFA students complete their general education requirements after they transfer to a four-year college or university. Students who are interested in pursuing the AFA-Art degree program should consult with a full-time art faculty member or an academic counselor. A portfolio review is often required for admission into a BA or BFA in Art at a four-year institution. For more information, see the Art curriculum in this section.
Students wishing to pursue this degree may do so prior to being formally admitted to the program. However, all students must fulfill the admissions requirements, noted under the Admissions Information section of the catalog, prior to graduation.
Students have six years to complete the requirements outlined in this catalog. If the requirements are not completed within six years, students will be required to meet the requirements in effect at that time. However, students who have not enrolled for three consecutive semesters must meet the
catalog requirements in effect upon re-entry.
A minimum of 65 semester credits is required for this degree.
Fifteen (15) of the last 24 hours or an accumulation of 36 hours must be completed at Southwestern Illinois College. Active duty U.S. Armed Forces and Reserve service members must earn only 15 hours at SWIC.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required for a degree.
Courses must be selected from two subject areas in Social Science and Humanities.
English 101 Requirement
All students pursuing transfer degrees (AA, AS, AFA, AAT, AES) are required to enroll in English 101 or (if applicable) an English
101 prerequisite within their first 24-30 semester credit hours of enrollment.
One of the following courses must be completed. The course that is selected may also be applied toward the Humanities or Social Science General Education requirement as applicable. For reference, these courses are listed in white print in the general education areas.
___ Humanities: LIT 117, LIT 215
___ Social Science: ECON 115, ECON 201, HIST 180, HIST
181, POLS 150, PSYC 295, SOC 153, SOC 203, SOC 230,
One of the following courses must be completed. The course that is selected may also be applied toward the Humanities or Social Science General Education requirement as applicable. For reference, these courses are highlighted in the general education areas.
___ Humanities: HIST 286, LIT 205, MUS 110, PHIL 155
___ Social Science: ANTH 150, GEOG 152, GEOG 202, HIST
114, HIST 115, HIST 117, HIST 118, POLS 270
Beginning degree-seeking students are required to participate in Mission Success. For more information see Mission Success listed in the Table of Contents.
College Success Strategies
Beginning students are encouraged to enroll in ED 101, College Success Strategies, and ED 110, Personal/Career Development. For information regarding these courses, see the Course Description Guide at the back of the catalog.
For Checklist, refer to the SWIC Catalog (Programs that Lead to a Bachelor Degree)