University General Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    Oct 29, 2020  

Art (Art History Specialization), B.A. (TMCC)

Students who start their career at Truckee Meadows Community college may complete a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Art (Art History Specialization) by following the course of study described below.  

TMCC Program to be completed - Associate of Arts, Art History Emphasis

  • A candidate for a bachelor’s degree must earn a minimum of 120 units, at least 42 of which must be in courses numbered 300 or above. A minimum of 60 units must be taken at a 4-year institution with a minimum of 30 units (300-level or above) in residence at the University of Nevada, Reno. 
  • Students who graduate from a Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) community college with an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or an Associate of Business degree automatically fulfill lower-division general education requirements (CO1-8) at the University unless specific general education courses are required for completion of the student’s major program.
  • To find out how other courses transfer, visit the course equivalency guide.
  • See the Art (Art History specialization), B.A. program description  for a four-year recommended schedule for completion of degree requirements.

NOTE: This transfer agreement has been created specifically for the programs listed above and only applies to students who complete the associate’s degree listed. If the associate’s degree is not earned, or a new program is selected, the transfer and articulation of listed courses, as well as fulfilled degree requirements, could be impacted.

Contact Information

University of Nevada, Reno
Transfer Center
(775) 784-4700 option 2
Fitzgerald Student Services Building, Second Floor

College of Liberal Arts Advising (Transfer Student Advising)
(775) 682-8745
Thompson Building, Room 101

TMCC Academic Advisement 
(775) 673-7062
Red Mountain Building, Room 111

To ensure a successful transition to the University and graduation in four years, students must work with academic advisors at UNR and TMCC throughout their career.

Students may earn an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Business degree after transferring to the University via reverse transfer . Talk with an academic advisor at TMCC and/or UNR about this opportunity.

The Co-Admission program may provide the least costly route to a bachelors degree, including personalized academic advising from both institutions, certainty on how your specific courses will transfer and the exchange of transcripts between institutions at no additional cost to you.

Recommended Schedule

For information about the Core Objectives (CO) 1-14, please visit the Core Curriculum  chapter in the catalog.

Associate’s First Semester (16 units)

  • ENG 101 or 113 - English Composition I (3 units)*
  • MATH 120 or higher (3 units)* CO2
  • Foreign Language 111 (4 units)
  • Fine Arts (3 units) CO7 Recommended - MUS 122 - Survey of Jazz (3 units) CO7, CO10 or THTR 210 - Theatre: a Cultural Context (3 units) CO7, CO10
  • ART 100 - Visual Foundations (3 units) CO7

* English and Math course placement is based on test scores. Please consult the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.

Associate’s Second Semester (16 units)

  • ENG 102 or 114 - English Composition II (3 units) CO1, CO3
  • ART 260 - Survey of Art History I (3 units) CO7
  • Foreign Language 112 (4 units)
  • Diversity (3 units)
  • Humanities (3 units) CO5  Recommended - PHIL 135 - Introduction to Ethics (3 units) CO5, CO12 or PHIL 210 - World Religions (3 units) CO5, CO10 or PHIL 245 - Contemporary Moral Issues (3 units) CO5, CO10, CO12

Associate’s Third Semester (15 units)

  • ART 261 - Survey of Art History II (3 units) CO7, CO11
  • Social Science/U.S. & NV Constitutions (3 units) CO6, CO8
  • Sciences (3 units) CO4 or CO4L**  Recommended - ENV 101 - Introduction to Environmental Science (3 units) CO4, CO9
  • Foreign Language 211 (3 units)
  • Art Studio (3 units) CO7  Recommended - ART 101 - Drawing I to satisfy UNR Requirement (3 units)

 **At least one Science course (CO4) must have an approved lab (CO4L).

Associate’s Fourth Semester (13 units)

  • Foreign Language 212 (3 units)
  • ART 209 - Introduction to Gallery Practices (1 unit)
  • ART 265 - Introduction to Contemporary Art (3 units)
  • ART 270 - Women in Art (3 units) Satisfies UNR’s Additional Art History I
  • Sciences - (3 units)**

**At least one Science course (CO4) must have an approved lab (CO4L).

Bachelor’s Fifth Semester (15 units)

  • (3 units) CO11
  • Additional Art History II (3 units)
  • Additional Art History III (3 units)
  • College Breadth Requirement (3 units) **
  • Minor (3 units) ***

Bachelor’s Sixth Semester (15 units)

  • Additional Art History IV (3 units)    
  • Additional Art History V (3 units)    
  • Minor (6 units) ***    
  • Upper-Division Art History (3 units)

Bachelor’s Seventh Semester (15 units)

  • Additional Art History VI (3 units)    
  • College Breadth Requirement (3 units) **
  • Capstone Integration & Synthesis (3 units) CO13
  • 300-400 Level Minor (3 units) ***    
  • Science, Technology, & Society (3 units) CO9 OR
  • Diversity & Equity (3 units) CO10 OR
  • Ethics (3 units) CO12 OR
  • General Electives (3 units) if not satisfied in AA

Bachelor’s Eighth Semester (15 units)

  • Additional Art History VII (3 units)    
  • Additional Art History VIII (3 units)    
  • Application (1-3 units) CO14
  • General Electives (0-2 units)    
  • 300-400 Level Minor (6 units) ***  


*  Course fulfills specific program requirements for the bachelor’s degree.
** For information about the College Breadth Requirement, please go to the College of Liberal Arts page  in the catalog.
*** For information about the Minor, please go to the Undergraduate Minors page  in the catalog.

Disclaimer: The provisions of this transfer agreement do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, between any applicant or student and the University of Nevada, Reno. The university reserves the right to make changes in degree requirements, degree offerings, schedules, course offerings, and other university standards to meet circumstances which may arise after publishing this information online.