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Bachelor's in Pre-Art Therapy

If you have a passion for expressing yourself through art and a fascination with human psychology, discover the BS in Pre-Art Therapy at Indiana Wesleyan University. In this bachelor’s art therapy degree program, you can learn to use art as a treatment and diagnosis tool for a variety of impairments. At our Christian university, you can also learn how to integrate your biblical worldviews into your art therapy practices. This program is designed for students interested in applying art skills and counseling skills together in a therapy setting. It is a pre-graduate program with a double major.

Why Pursue My Bachelor’s in Pre-Art Therapy at IWU?

There are several benefits to pursuing your art therapy degree at IWU. This accredited degree program is taught by faculty with experience working with patients through art as therapy counseling methods. We also provide a comprehensive system of student services, including tutoring and tech support, to help you succeed in your education. Students learn from expert faculty who will become mentors in the faith, integrating classroom learning with biblical truths for a Christ-centered environment that encourages spiritual growth as you study in this BS in Pre-Art Therapy program.

What Will I Learn in this BS in Pre-Art Therapy Program?

The courses in this bachelor’s in pre-art therapy are designed to help students apply art as therapy methods to help patients achieve intended positive outcomes. Students learn to help patients develop social skills, heal emotional conflicts, and identify the root of certain family and social problems. Course topics include drawing, ceramics, art history, psychology, child development, and more.  

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

What You Will Study in This Bachelor of Science in Pre-Art Therapy

Coursework for this BS in Pre-Art Therapy program covers how to:

  • Explore the basic schools of thought within the field of psychology
  • Study the theory, research, and practical application of cognitive-behavior modification and therapy techniques
  • Learn effective techniques used in counseling to facilitate client change and growth
  • Apply biblical principles to your approach to delivering art as therapy

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Art Therapist
  • Counselor
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Music Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Special Education Teacher

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  • Completion of 124 semester hours; however, some majors may result in the student earning greater than 124 credit hours by graduation.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Completion of the designated semester hours in the major area with a GPA of 2.25 or higher as required by the major. Additional requirements as prescribed by each department must also be met.
  • Completion of all general education requirements
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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