Combined Degree (BFA + BA/BS)

While all BFA students access liberal arts and sciences courses as a crucial component of their program, some students have future goals that require additional, dedicated study in one of our School of Arts and Sciences majors. This is where the 5-Year Combined Degree BFA + BA/BS Combined Degree Program comes in.

If you’re a future mathematician who intends to use 3D forms as teaching models, a future diplomat who plans to immerse yourself in the arts community of Quito, or another combination that has yet to be imagined, the Combined Degree will give you a bespoke dual-degree program leading to both a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Students must fulfill the foundation, distribution, and concentration requirements of a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in the School of Arts and Sciences, in addition to the SMFA at Tufts studio requirements

Degree Options

In addition to your BFA, you graduate with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in a major of your choice.

Graduation Requirements

Studio Art
76 semester hour units
Art History
15 semester hour units
College Writing
English 1 and 2, or equivalent
Foreign Language/Culture Option Part 1
Proficiency in a foreign language through third semester level or equivalent
Foreign Language/Culture Option Part 2
3 additional language or culture courses (minimum 3 semester hour units each)
World Civilizations
3 semester hour units
Humanitites
6 semester hour units
Social Science
6 semester hour units
Natural Science
6 semester hour units
Mathematical Science
6 semester hour units
Major Requirements
10-12 courses (units vary by major)