Graphic and Information Design and Mathematics, BS

The Department of Mathematics and the Department of Art + Design offer a combined major in mathematics and graphic and information design. Students interested in the combined major integrate the study of mathematical reasoning including methods for analyzing and solving problems encountered in the physical world with the design of message and meaning, integrating text and image to visualize concepts and data to enhance human understanding of complex and vital knowledge.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Graphic and Information Design Requirements

Art and Design at Northeastern
ARTF 1000Art and Design at Northeastern1
Art and Design Fundamentals
ARTF 1122
and ARTF 1123
2D Fundamentals: Surface and Drawing
and 2D Tools
ARTF 2220
and ARTF 2221
4D Fundamentals: Sequence and Drawing
and 4D Tools
Art and Design History
ARTH 2210Modern Art and Design History4
ARTH 2215History of Graphic Design4
ARTG 1250Design Process Context and Systems4
ARTG 2250
and ARTG 2251
Typography 1
and Type Tools
ARTG 2252Graphic Design 14
ARTG 3350Typography 24
ARTG 3451Information Design 14
Degree Project
ARTG 4550Design Degree Project 14
Art and Design Elective
Complete one of the following:4-5
Photo Basics
and Photo Tools
Animation Basics
and Animation Tools
Video Basics
and Video Tools
Programming Basics
Observational Drawing
Conceptual Drawing
3D Fundamentals: Structure and Drawing
and 3D Tools
5D Fundamentals: Experience and Drawing
and 5D Tools
Interaction Design 1: Responsive
and Interaction Design Tools
Time-Based Design
Graphic Design 2
Identity and Brand Design
Service Design
Interaction Design 2: Mobile
Design Degree Project 2
Information Design 2
Environmental Design
Typography 3

Mathematics Requirements

Math Reasoning
MATH 1365Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning4
A grade of C or higher is required:
MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 1342Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2321Calculus 3 for Science and Engineering4
Intermediate Math
MATH 2341Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineering4
MATH 2331Linear Algebra4
MATH 3081Probability and Statistics4
Advanced Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Real Analysis
Group Theory
Mathematics Elective
MATH 4025 can count as an upper-level math elective as well as a capstone.
Complete one course in the following range:4
MATH 3101 to MATH 4899

Integrative Requirement 

ARTG 3451Information Design 14

Combined-Major Credit Requirement

Complete 88 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required