The degree map is a term-by-term sample course schedule to make it easier for you to understand how to graduate in four years with a degree in Dance. The actual sequence of courses may differ for each student. Please consult with your advisor about the best path for you.

Credits to Graduate with a BFA in Dance

120
A Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance requires 120 credits to complete, with a minimum 2.0 average in the major.

Credits for Major in Dance

63
To qualify as a major, 63 credits are required. 56 credits are required in dance, 4 credits in theatre arts and 3 credits in biology.

General Education Credits Required for a BFA in Dance

30
To satisfy the general education requirements, 30 credits are required. However, some courses may fulfill both major and general education requirements. Be sure to discuss your courses with your advisor.

First Year

Course Credits
PFD 0191-110
Ballet I
BFA Dance/General Education Requirement
2 credits
PFD 0191-125
Modern Dance I
BFA Dance/General Education Requirement
2 credits
PTD 0193-153
Intro to Costumes
BFA Dance Requirement
2 credits
FYS 0952-110
First Year Seminar
General Education Requirement
4 credits
BIO 0105-212¹
Functional Anatomy for Dance
BFA Dance/General Education Requirement
3 credits
Information Literacy Elective
Select 1 course
General Education Requirement
3 credits
16 credits
Course Credits
PFD 0191-111
Ballet II
BFA Dance Requirement
2 credits
PFD 0191-126
Modern Dance II
BFA Dance Requirement
2 credits
PFD 0191-218
Dance Improvisation
BFA Dance Requirement
3 credits
PTD 0193-103
History & Application Theatre Technology
BFA Dance Requirement
2 credits
ENG 107-122
Art & Craft of Writing
General Education Requirement
3 credits
Quant Reasoning Elective
1 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement 
3-4 credits
15-16 credits

Second Year

Course Credits
PFD 0191-210
Ballet III
BFA Dance Requirement
2 credits
PFD 0191-225
Modern Dance III
BFA Dance Requirement
2 credits
PFD 0191-235
Dance History & Criticism I
BFA Dance/General Education Requirement
3 credits
PFD 0191-221
Dance Theory & Composition I
BFA Dance Requirement
2 credits
Quant Reasoning Elective
2 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3-4 credits
Social Sciences Elective
1 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
 
3 credits
15-16 credits
Course Credits
PFD 0191-211
Ballet IV
BFA Dance Requirement
2 credits
PFD 0191-226
Modern Dance IV
BFA Dance Requirement
2 credits
PFD 0191-236
Dance History & Criticism II
BFA Dance/ General Education Requirement
3 credits
PFD 0191-222
Dance Theory & Comp II
BFA Dance Requirement
2 credits
PFD 0191-240
Music Rhythmic Training
BFA Dance Requirement
3  credits
Math, Computing & Logic Elective
Select 1 course
General Education Requirement
3-4 credits
 15-16 credirs
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Third Year

Course Credits
PFD 0191-310
Ballet V
BFA Dance Requirement
2 credits
PFD 0191-325
Modern Dance V
BFA Dance Requirement
2 credits
PFD 0191-350
Dance Theatre
BFA Dance Requirement
1-3 credits
Social Sciences Elective
2 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3 credits
Global Awareness/Civic Engagement
1 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3 credits
Communication Elective
Select 1 course: Written
General Education Requirement 
3 credits
14-17 credits
Course Credits
PFD 0191-310
Ballet VI
BFA Dance Requirement
2 credits
PFD 0191-326
Modern Dance VI
BFA Dance Requirement
2 credits
Dance Elective
Contemporary Partnering
BFA Dance Recommendation
3 credits
Communication Elective
Select 1 course: Oral
General Education Requirement
3 credits
Global Awareness/Civic Engagement
2 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
16 credits

Fourth Year

Course Credits
PFD 0191-410
Ballet VIIBFA Dance Requirement
2 credits
PFD 0191-425
Modern Dance VII
BFA Dance Requirement
2 credits
PFD 0191-348
Intermediate Dance Comp IBFA Dance Requirement
2 credits
PFD 0191-450
Dance TheatreBFA Dance Requirement
1-3 credits
Dance Elective
Independent Study: Internship
BFA Dance Recommendation
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
13-16 credits
Course Credits
PFD 0191-411
Ballet VIII
BFA Dance Requirement
2 credits
PFD 0191-426
Modern Dance VIII
BFA Dance Requirement
2 credits
PFD 0191-401
Senior Dance Choreography
BFA Dance Requirement
4 credits
Dance Elective
Contemporary Partnering
BFA Dance Recommendation
3 credits
Dance Elective
Independent Study: Internship
BFA Dance Recommendation
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
17 credits
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