Art History, B.A.

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120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

45 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 45 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: Select option other than ART 104 or ART 105

Tier 2 – Time and Place: Select option other than HIS 101

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.


33 Credits Required

ART 104 — History of Western Art I
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 or above the 300-level


15 Credits Required

HIS 101 — Western Civilization II
Select 9 Credits from ENG, LIT, MUS, THR
Select 3 Credits in Studio Arts


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