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To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrative Arts at Abington, you will determine the courses to fulfill the following requirements:


Major requirements: 42 credits

  • Single or dual arts area(s): 24 credits
  • Supporting Areas: 18 credits

This may include additional arts courses


Notes about Major Requirements:

  • All major courses must be completed with a “C” grade or better.
  • At least 15 credits must be completed at the 400-level or its equivalent.


College requirements (History of the Arts): 6 credits

Some courses to choose from to fulfill this requirement:

  • ART H 111: Ancient to Medieval Art
  • ART H 112: Renaissance to Modern Art
  • THEA 105: Introduction to Theatre
  • MUSIC 005: Introduction to Western Music History
  • COMM 150: The Art of the Cinema
  • INART 001: The Arts
  • INART 005: The Performing Arts


Note: Courses may double count toward Gen. Ed, B.A., major, minor, electives


Additional Notes:

  • A total of 124 credits is required for graduation.
  • Students may use arts courses to fulfill 9 credits of General Education and Bachelor of Arts requirements if:

All 9 credits are OUTSIDE the student’s arts area.

No more than 6 credits are in any one subject area.

6 of these credits may double count with College Requirements (History of the Arts).

  • ENGL 202 B or D is recommended for IARAB majors.
  • Writing Across The Curriculum: To graduate from all Penn State degree programs, even one that is individually designed, a student must complete one course incorporating writing across the curriculum. As there are few in the arts areas, a “W” class must be part of the proposal coursework but can be outside the arts disciplines.
  • Generically Numbered Courses:

Special Topics: #497 and #297

Independent Studies: #496 6 credit maximum, 3 credits each

Independent studies of more than 3 credits or internships of more than 6 credits must be approved by Division Head prior to semester in which class occurs.

Internships: #495 18 credit maximum, 3-6 credits per semester


Other Resources to Assist You:


Proposal Coversheet »

The coversheet provides a blank outline of an academic plan. Fill in the courses you plan to take on this sheet to determine if you are fulfilling the various requirements for the major.


University Schedule of Courses »

In order to plan the courses you will take, you have to know what courses are available! The Schedule of Courses allows you to learn about current and past course offerings.


Office of Academic Affairs (119 Sutherland)

This office can provide you with the syllabi of courses that are of interest to you. We also suggest that you consult with the professors of those courses.


The Registrar’s Office (121 Sutherland)

This office can assist you with understanding academic controls and prerequisites for certain courses.


eLion Degree Audit »

To use eLion, visit the link above and click “Students.” You will then be prompted to type in your access (email) ID or student ID. Click “Alternative (majors to explore),” then “Abington College” and “Integrative Arts.” A degree audit will appear that will show you what courses you have already taken and what requirements you need to fulfill for the IARAB major. You must be currently registered in courses for eLion to work for you.


Sample Academic Plan for IARAB »

Click the link above to view a sample Academic Plan for IARAB majors. At the bottom of the document, you will find a chart titled Scheduling Patterns, which lists anticipated future course offerings through Spring 2014. (Please note that it is subject to change) This chart can be very useful in deciding the courses to take each semester and planning the courses you will take in future semesters to complete your degree.


Recommended Academic Plans »

Click to view the recommended academic plans of all the majors at Penn State.


Frequently Asked Questions »

View answers to additional questions you may have. If your question is not addressed, please contact the Program Chair,
William Cromar, at