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Art History BA

Bachelor of Arts in Art History with a concentration in art historical

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art history intern restoring a painting

About the Program

The Bachelor of Arts in Art History with a concentration in art historical requires you to study works of art that offer insight into global cultures, ideas and traditions. You’ll develop superior communication skills to interpret and analyze what you see. You’ll complete courses in African, American and European art and architecture, covering ancient through contemporary time periods, and classes in museum studies. You’ll also select classes from other subjects relevant to art history: anthropology, history, foreign languages, religious studies and gender and women’s studies. As a complement to coursework, you can study abroad or intern at museums, galleries and cultural institutions.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have a strong foundation in art history and be equipped to engage with current debates in the field. You’ll also develop highly transferable skills like critical reading, visual analysis, scholarly research and persuasive writing.

Some classes you might take in this major:

  • Women, Art and Society
  • Modern and Contemporary Art
  • African American Art
  • Renaissance Art
  • Museums in the 21st Century

Our alumni work in:

  • Teaching and research
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Historic preservation
  • Library special collections
  • Art appraisal