Program Options

Darkroom Class

The Photography major gains extensive experience in the discipline of photography, and uses the photographic image as a vehicle for self-expression and visual communication. Students majoring in Photography should demonstrate the highest degree of creative thinking, technical skills, and professionalism in utilizing the medium of photography.

This is an exciting time in photography, as the digital medium has evolved to a level of quality that rivals traditional methods. The photography electives in digital imaging facilitate the students’ entry into the digital-photographic workplace or digital fine arts arena.


Each photography major may select a specialization, which reflects the student’s photographic interests and educational goals.

Program OptionBachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Creative Photography

Photography core (36 credits)

Photography electives (24 credits minimum)

Photography core (36 credits)

Photography electives (3 credits minimum)

Photography: Biomedical and Forensic Specialization

Biomedical and Forensic Photography Core (48 credits)

Co-requisites (13-14 credits)

Graduation Requirements

Credits earned in Photography Major Courses are added with credits earned in the General Education Requirements, General Electives, and/or a Minor to total 120 credits minimum for graduation.

To demonstrate high professional standards, and to satisfy the University’s requirement for an integrative experience, graduating Photography majors earning the B.F.A. or B.A. degrees must participate in a senior exhibition in the University's gallery. The University reserves the right to reproduce and publish student works. Students will retain the copyright of their work. By the end of the senior year a core curriculum portfolio CD, which will be retained in the students file, is required. To facilitate assessment of the photography programs and the quality of the students’ work, each student is required to submit proof that a minimum of one of his or her photographic images has been submitted for exhibition or publishing off campus prior to graduation. The minimum grade of C is required in all major and minor courses.

Options for non-Photography Majors

The Photography Certificate requires 30 credits of Photography courses for non-degree-seeking students.

If you are majoring in another subject but interested in photography, you may choose the Minor in Photography, requiring 21 credits of Photography courses.