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.

NUpath requirements Creative Expression/Innovation (EI), Interpreting Culture (IC), Formal and Quantitative Reasoning (FQ), Analyzing and Using Data (AD), and Societies and Institutions (SI) are met through the major course requirements.

NUpath requirements Natural and Designed World (ND), Difference and Diversity (DD), and Ethical Reasoning (ER) must be met through electives.

Graphic and Information Design Requirements

Art and Design at Northeastern
ARTF 1000Art and Design at Northeastern1
Art and Design Fundamentals
ARTF 11222D Fundamentals: Surface and Drawing (with optional ARTF 1123)4
ARTF 22204D Fundamentals: Sequence and Drawing (with optional ARTF 2221)4
Art and Design History
ARTH 2210Modern Art and Design History4
ARTH 2215History of Graphic Design4
ARTG 1250Design Process Context and Systems4
ARTG 2250Typography 1 (with optinal ARTG 2251)4
ARTG 2252Graphic Design 14
ARTG 3350Typography 24
ARTG 3451Information Design 14
Degree Project
ARTG 4550Design Degree Project 14
Art and Design Elective
ARTG 4551 can count as an Art and Design elective as well as a capstone.
Complete one of the following:4
Photo Basics (with optional ARTD 2361)
Video Basics (with optional ARTD 2381)
Programming Basics
Observational Drawing
Conceptual Drawing
3D Fundamentals: Structure and Drawing (with optional ARTF 1125 )
5D Fundamentals: Experience and Drawing (with optional ARTF 2224 )
Interaction Design 1: Responsive (with optinal ARTG 2401 )
Time-Based Design
Graphic Design 2
Identity and Brand Design
Design Degree Project 2
Information Design 2
Environmental Information 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 80 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required