Jan 19, 2022
The BA in Art History is a comprehensive art history curriculum, which trains students to speak confidently about major artistic movements and conduct advanced research into areas of personal interest. The core courses examine the broad themes of Western Art as well as the artistic production of diverse world regions and periods, from prehistory to the present, and prepare students for work in the upper division. At the upper division, students are exposed to lectures and research on more focused topics and develop an understanding of critical theory with respect to artistic production and criticism. Beyond the BA in Art History, these studies in history inform students’ work, and open new avenues for creativity.
The BA in Art History develops students’ ability to analyze works of art perceptively, to develop an understanding of the common elements and vocabulary of art, and to understand how art reflects both historical and contemporary cultures within the context of appropriate critical discourse.
Rhetoric and Writing: (6 hours)
- Two approved courses in rhetoric and writing
Fine Arts and Humanities: (12 hours)
- Complete one approved course in each subcategory
Historical Understanding (3 hours)
Thought, Values and Beliefs (3 hours)
Visual and Performing Arts (3 hours)
Natural Sciences: (7-8 hours)
- Two approved natural science courses, at least one including a laboratory component
Behavioral and Social Sciences: (6 hours)
- Two approved behavioral or social science courses in two different disciplines
Mathematics: (3 hours)
- One approved mathematics courses
Non-Western Culture: (3 hours)
- One approved non-western culture course
- Complete two years in one foreign language or equivalent through placement
- Completion of a minor with a minimum 2.0 grade point average
Major Requirements - 45 Hours
These 45 hours are composed of the following categories.
Art History Core - 6 Hours
Art History Upper Division - 18 Hours from:
Art Electives - 6 Hours from:
Additional Information and Notes
2.0 GPA in all required major and related courses (including specified General Education courses).
Minimum of 39 hours of 3000 and 4000 level courses.
Electives to complete 120 hours.
See Degree and Graduation Requirements for additional requirements.
*Also satisfies requirement in the major.
#Also satisfies general education requirement.
ClearPath for Advising
The ClearPath for Advising provides students with an opportunity to see program requirements defined in a semester-by-semester format. The ClearPath for Advising guides also provide students with important tips, pointers, and suggestions for staying on track with progress toward the degree. Your ClearPath is available through the Advisement website.