Degree Requirements: Art History

Total: 39 Credits

I. Required Courses: 9 Credits

Take all of the following three classes:

  • History of Western Art I ARTH 114 (3 Credits)
  • History of Western Art II ARTH 115 (3 Credits)
  • Methods of Art History ARTH 303 (3 Credits)

II. Area Requirements: 15 Credits

Take at least one course in each of the following five chronological areas:

  • Ancient Egyptian, Near East, Greek, Roman ARTH 305, 310, 311 (3 Credits)
  • Medieval ARTH 325, 326 (3 Credits)
  • Renaissance ARTH 330, 331, 332 (3 Credits)
  • Baroque ARTH 340, 341 (3 Credits)
  • Modern ARTH 350, 351, 352, 354 (3 Credits)

III. Research/Seminar Requirement: 3 Credits

Take one of the following:

  • Women & Western Art ARTH 460 (3 Credits)
  • Special Studies in Art History ARTH 470 (3 Credits)

IV. Additional Courses to Complete Major: 12 Credits

An additional twelve credits may be selected from the courses listed below or those in sections II and III.

  • Topics in Art History ARTH 260 (3 Credits)
  • Topics in Non-Western & Non-Eurocentric Art ARTH 270 (3 Credits)
  • Art Museum Studies ARTH 315 (3 Credits)
  • Modern Architecture ARTH 355 (3 Credits)
  • Topics in Art & Art History ARTH 450 (3 Credits)
  • Individual Study ARTH 491, 492 (3 Credits)
  • Internship ARTH 499 (Credits Variable)*

Additional Notes

No courses are required in any other major. However, Art History majors are strongly encouraged to take Studio Art classes.

Additional expertise in a foreign language—specifically German and either French or Italian—is recommended (and generally required) for graduate study in Western art.

*Only 3 credit hours earned in an internship can be applied to the Art History major.