Major Code: ARTHIST
BA degree awarded
37 hours to complete
11 courses required
For the Declaration of Major Form, contact the department:


Thirty-seven credit hours including:

  • Thirty-three credit hours (ten courses) of art history; of these, minimum thirteen hours (four courses) must be at the 300 level or above; of these four courses, at least one course (4 hours) must be at the 400-level.

  • Both of the introductory survey courses (ARTHIST 101 and 102) are required, but may not be applied to the four divisions (see below).

  • Four hours (one course) of any visual arts class.

  • Only one visual arts course (4 hours) may be applied to the major.

Majors will normally be required to take at least one course in each of the following four divisions:

  1. Ancient Mediterranean

  2. Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Europe

  3. Modern and Contemporary art and architecture in Europe, the United States, Africa, and the African Diaspora

  4. Ancient Americas, Africa, Islam, and Asia

Neither Honors (ARTHIST 495), nor an Internship (ARTHIST 397) apply to the major. Only one course (variable credit, maximum 4 credit hours) in Supervised Reading and Research (ARTHIST 398) may be applied to the major.

Honors students are required to take one advanced seminar (normally at the ARTHIST 500 or 700 level) that can be counted toward the major.

NOTE: The College permits only one course (3 or 4 credit hours) taken S/U to apply to the major or minor upon approval of the department.