Art Therapy Minor

Admission Requirements

This minor is open to all students who have completed at least one semester of full-time study at Buffalo State and who are in good academic standing (2.00 or better GPA).

Transfer credits: A maximum of 6 transfer credits are accepted toward fulfillment of the minor.

Program Requirements

The Buffalo State art therapy minor requires 21 credits including three core courses in art therapy and four courses in related prerequisite electives. The following curriculum lists the core and their prerequisite courses.

Please note that prerequisite courses are selected as per advisement with the art therapy advisor. Students should seek faculty advisement prior to registration for each semester they are enrolled in the minor. Students planning on graduate studies in art therapy will be advised to take prerequisite courses that will fulfill graduate entrance requirements.

Other majors—only courses in psychology, exceptional education, and social work may fulfill the prerequisite contingent upon approval of the art therapy minor coordinator. Also note that the minor program of study may contain no more than three courses at the 100 or 200 level.

Required Core Courses in Art Therapy (9 credit hours)
ATS 320INTRODUCTION TO ART AND THERAPY3
AED 310ART MEDIA AND METHODS EXPLORATION3
ATS 325ART FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL LEARNING NEEDS3
Prerequisite Courses for ATS 320 (6 credit hours)
Select two from the following:6
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
PERSONALITY: THEORY AND RESEARCH
ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING I
COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
CHILD DEVELOPMENT
ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT DEVELOPMENT
PSYCHOLOGY OF DEATH AND DYING
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY
SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANT BEHAVIOR
SOCIOLOGY OF ADDICTION
SOCIOLOGY OF MENTAL ILLNESS
INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK
HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT I
HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT II
MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORK
CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
SOCIAL WORK WITH FAMILIES
Prerequisite Courses for AED 310 (3 credit hours)
Select one from the following:3
Note: Art History courses do not satisfy this requirement. The course must be studio-based, hands-on art materials and media. Representative course listing below.
ESSENTIALS OF VISUAL ARTS
WORKSHOP IN CRAFTS
CERAMICS I
DRAWING I
MODELING
INTRODUCTORY PAINTING
INTRODUCTORY SCULPTURE
Prerequisite Courses for ATS (3 credit hours)
Select one from the following:3
NATURE AND NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
COMMUNITY SERVICE WITH INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (1-9)
CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION
FAMILY VIOLENCE
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT DURING EARLY ADOLESCENCE AND ADOLESCENCE
Total Credit Hours21