California Institute of the Arts requires a minimum of 120 units to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at California Institute of the Arts, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. California Institute of the Arts accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, California Institute of the Arts does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 61% of students who start college at California Institute of the Arts complete all the credits required within six years.
California Institute of the Arts offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: California Institute of the Arts may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
California Institute of the Arts has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with California Institute of the Arts directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, California Institute of the Arts students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at California Institute of the Arts.
Student Designed Majors
California Institute of the Arts allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
California Institute of the Arts does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at California Institute of the Arts
California Institute of the Arts does not offer double majors. Students must choose one area of study to focus on.
✅ California Institute of the Arts offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
❌ California Institute of the Arts does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ California Institute of the Arts offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
❌ California Institute of the Arts does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.
❌ California Institute of the Arts studets are not required to complete an internship.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While California Institute of the Arts does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.
The main library on campus is the Division of Library and Information Resources and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
For more information on possible dual degree options at California Institute of the Arts, contact the university directly.
Does California Institute of the Arts have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
California Institute of the Arts does not have any ROTC programs.
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