Art History, B.A.

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120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

48 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program. Any credits over 48 are counted toward free electives.

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 2 – Cultural Expression: 
ART 104 - History of Western Art I

Tier 2 – Time and Place:
HIS 100 - Western Civilization I

Tier 3 – Capstone:
ART 401 – History of Art Since 1945

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.


30 Credits Required

ART 105 — History of Western Art II
ART 392 — Methods and Theories of the History of Art
ART 492 — Senior Seminar in Art History

Select 7 courses in Art History at the 300-level or above.


12 Credits Required

HIS 100 - Western Civilization I

Select 1 From:
HIS 101 - Western Civilization II 
HIS 367 - 20th Century

Two Additional Courses:
World Language Course (fourth course in language sequence)
Studio Art Course


Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).