Art History, B.A.

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: 

120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program.  

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, courses in the major and/or cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements.  These shared courses are recommended below to fulfill both areas, although the course credits are only counted once towards the 120 credits required for graduation.

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

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

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 (T2CE)*
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.



12-15 Credits Required


HIS 100 - Western Civilization I (T2TP)*
HIS 101 - Western Civilization II or HIS 367 - 20th Century
3 Credits in Studio Art 
Fourth Semester Level World Language:

1 class in FRE 210-499 or
1 class in GER 210-499 or
1 class in ITA 210-499 or
1 class in SPA 210-499 or
2 classes in FRE 200,201, 202, 206 or
2 classes in GER 201, 202, 203 or
2 classes in ITA 200, 202, 204, 206


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