General Education Requirements
In order to graduate on-schedule without taking additional courses, it is highly recommended that students meet with an Undergraduate Academic Adviser concerning the selection of all of their general education courses.
Each candidate for an Oakland University baccalaureate will need to satisfactorily complete approved courses in each of the following areas: Foundation, Exploration, Integration, Writing, U.S. Diversity and Capstone. For details, refer to the General Education Requirements section of the catalog.
Requirements for studio art with K-12 art education
The art education program at Oakland University is an extended program of study leading to K-12 certification in art. This program is offered in conjunction with the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) in the School of Education and Human Services. Generally, eligibility for admission to the program requires a GPA of 3.00 in the major, and an overall GPA of 2.80. No single course grade may be below a C (2.0). Since admission to this program is highly competitive, not all of those who achieve these minimal GPA standards will be admitted. Students interested in the K-12 art education certification should consult often with the art and art history department’s adviser. A maximum of 16 transfer credits may be used toward the major, in addition to the required 9 corequisite credits. Students in this program must complete the requirements listed below.
The K-12 studio art education program also includes a sequence of undergraduate coursework in art education, listed below after the art requirements. Further details on program and admission requirements and procedures can be found in the School of Education and Human Services portion of the catalog and by consulting advisers in the Department of Art and Art History, and the School of Education and Human Services advising office, 363 Pawley Hall, (248) 370-4182.