Art Majors & Minors

For a description of the courses, visit the Course Catalog.

NOTE: The information found on this website with respect to major/minor/program requirements is primarily directed at providing prospective students a general roadmap of the curriculum. Current Butler students are expected to review their degree audit report at my.butler.edu and speak with their advisor regularly for detailed information regarding their specific degree requirements and their progress toward degree completion.

The Bachelor of Arts in Art+Design degree is a perfect choice for students who are interested in adding a second major or minor to an academic discipline other than art.

Below are some of our most popular double majors. This is not an exhaustive list; other combinations are possible as well.

College of Communication
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Lacy School of Business
B.A. in Art+Design as a Secondary Major

The B.A. in Art+Design can also be added as a secondary major for students whose primary major is not art; see this link in the Application for Current Butler Students section for additional information and degree requirements.

We are pleased to announce the new Art+Design plus Engineering Dual Degree Program (EDDP). In this five-year degree program, students will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Art+Design from Butler University and a degree in engineering from Butler’s program partner, the Purdue School of Engineering at Indianapolis. Learn more about EDDP.

Emphases can be added to the Art+Design degree, and are available in Art History, Graphic Design, Lens-Based Media, and Painting and Drawing.

Art+Design Minor

A minor in Art+Design is available through the Jordan College of the Arts to students whose primary major is not in art. It consists of twenty-one (21) credit hours, of which twelve (12) are specified. For specific requirements, see the Art+Design Minor curriculum guide.

Art History Minor

A minor in Art History is available through the Jordan College of the Arts to students whose primary major is not in art. It consists of twenty-one (21) credit hours, of which six (6) are specified. For specific requirements, see the Art History Minor curriculum guide.

Museum Studies Minor

A minor in Museum Studies is available through the combined colleges of JCA and LAS for students across campus.  It consists of eighteen (18) credit hours, of which nine (9) are specified. For specific requirements, see the Museum Studies Minor curriculum guide.