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B.S. in Art Therapy

Two students playing drumsThe 129-credit Bachelor of Science degree in Art Therapy provides training for undergraduate students who wish to use their creative skills in a variety of health care environments. Art therapists are involved with disability centers, psychiatric hospitals, special education programs, drug abuse centers, community mental health centers, other health institutions and prisons.

The Art Therapy program explores the interaction of the visual arts with psychological theories and practice. The program emphasizes preparation for graduate training in clinical art therapy. Students who successfully complete a B.S. degree in Art Therapy can find work in the field or continue on to receive a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Art Therapy.

Students experience clinical practice in the field of art therapy during two semester-long internships. The program places student interns in over 90 therapeutic sites in the tri-state area.