Major Code: HSTARHST
BA degree awarded
46 hours to complete
14 courses required
For the Declaration of Major Form, contact the department(s):


A program of courses should be worked out in consultation with the undergraduate advisors in each department. Minimum requirements are as follows:

Art History:

  • Twenty-seven credit hours including:

  • Seven Art History courses and one Visual Arts course

  • One of the introductory survey courses (ARTHIST 101 or 102, 4 credit hours) is required, but may not be applied to the four divisions (see below).

  • Minimum twelve credit hours (three courses) at the 300 level or above; of thesethree courses, at least one course must be at the 400-level (4 credit hours)

  • Four hours (one course) of any Visual Arts course (4 credit hours).

At least one course in each of the following four divisions is required:

  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 four hours (one course) 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.


Nineteen credit hours (normally six courses), including:

  • Five courses at or above the 300 level

  • at least one 400-level course (e.g. History 487, 488, or 489).