Jun 09, 2023  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art History and Criticism Program (BA)

Visual Arts and Art History Department information  

The Art History program is designed to prepare capable, well-rounded students with superior understanding of art history and visual culture and skills in visual analysis, research and writing.  Graduates of the program are prepared for excellence in professional employment and graduate studies, and possess a commitment to service through knowledge and cultural tolerance.


A. Art History

Advanced Art History (24 credits)

24 credits from:  200-, 300- and 400- level ARH courses

Internship (1 credit)

Senior Thesis (2 credits)

Senior Capstone (3 credits)

B. Cognate Requirements

Studio Art (9 credits)

Foreign Languages (16 credits)

Communication (3 credits)

Philosophy (3 credits)

C. Additional Requirements

All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Arts   degree, including General Education requirements , additional BA distribution requirements, and at least 80 credits in non-ARH courses.


A minor in a foreign language is recommended.

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 120 credits