Department of Art and Art History Art History

Undergraduate Program Overview

The undergraduate program in Art History offers a foundation for an enduring appreciation and understanding of art as well as the tools necessary to succeed in an array of other academic and professional disciplines. Major coursework is undertaken in the history of art and in research methods relevant to the field. Students who receive this degree are required to fulfill art history area requirements in several periods: Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Modern, and Non-Western: African, Asian, Islamic, Latin American, Mesoamerican, Native American, and Oceanic, thus assuring that the student is exposed to the history of art from a variety of periods and cultures.

Degree Offered

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art History

The BA in Art History degree is structured much like a liberal arts degree, with 42 hours of core curriculum and 45 hours of general education, as well as 33 hours of art history. This degree plan is well suited for students who want to be prepared to do graduate study in art history, material culture, and the visual arts.