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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graphic Design, B.A.

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All graphic design majors at Coastal Carolina University are required to have their own Macintosh laptop computer and Adobe Creative Cloud software. For information and specifications, please go to our website at

A maximum of 52 credits may be applied toward satisfying the foundation courses and major requirements in graphic design. Students must earn a grade of ‘C’ or better in each course used to satisfy foundation courses and major requirements. Students must submit portfolios for faculty review at the end of their sophomore year and participate in a senior exhibition at Coastal Carolina University.

Degree Requirements (120 Credits)

Core Curriculum Requirements


Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements (3-7+ Credits) *  


* Course credit hours only count once toward the total university graduation credit hour requirements. Click on Credit Sharing  for more information.


Graphic design majors must present a juried exhibition and portfolio of their work at Coastal prior to graduation.

Cognates (9 Credits)

Cognate courses are drawn from outside the major but intended to support the major. Cognate courses must be upper level (300 or 400 level) and must be approved by the student’s adviser. Courses for cognate credit may be drawn from one or more departments. A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all cognate or minor courses.

Electives (8-13 Credits)

Total Credits Required: 120

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