Major code: BA5149
In the art history program, students learn how to articulate and express their ideas about art and develop research and writing skills as tools for communicating about art. Art history majors research art and visual culture in depth and may pursue graduate study in art history or related fields. Many students complete internships at galleries and museums throughout the country. To reflect the breadth and variety of art and visual culture, the art history program offers a diverse, comprehensive curriculum in the history of world cultures. Students from across the University have opportunities to participate in summer Fine Arts Study Abroad programs in Italy, Great Britain, and Mexico, where they experience art and visual culture in their unique historical and cultural contexts.
The B.A. in Art History provides both a strong foundation and advanced courses in art history and visual culture, as well as a variety of liberal arts electives and the study of a foreign language. Students are expected to discuss their programs of study, including electives, with assigned faculty advisors. After graduation, art history majors enter graduate study, seek employment in museums, or work in related fields.
Students must maintain an overall 3.0 GPA and a 3.0 GPA in all major courses to remain in the program.
A minimum of 192 quarter hours of credit is required for the B.A. degree. Policy does not allow an accumulation of more than 72 hours in any one major for a B.A. Any hours earned in excess of the stated maximum for the major will necessitate earning equivalent credit hours over 192. Please check the Student Information page on the School of Art Web site for current requirements and other useful information.