Art History, B.A.

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.  

ART 104 — History of Western Art I (T2CE)
ART 105 — History of Western Art II (T2CE)
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.


HIS 100 – Western Civilization to 1500 (T2TP)
HIS 101 – Western Civilization from 1500 to present or HIS 367 – 20th Century
3 Credits in Studio Art (T2CD)

Fourth Semester Level World Language:
1 class in FRE 210FRE 499 or
1 class in GER 210GER 499 or
1 class in ITA 210ITA 499 or
1 class in SPA 210SPA 499 or
2 classes in FRE 200, FRE 201, FRE 202, FRE 206 or
2 classes in GER 201, GER 202, GER 203 or
2 classes in ITA 200, ITA  202, ITA 204, ITA 206


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 12 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.