Requirements for the Major and Minor
Requirements for the Major
There are no prerequisites for entry into the department, but most students declare a major in art history after taking one or two of the department’s introductory survey courses (ARTH 1051 and 1052). None of these courses, however, is required for majors.
For a degree in art history, students must complete 30 credits above the 1000 level. Courses taken at any time during the student’s career can be counted, including those earned while studying abroad, in summer session or in architectural history courses. By the time of graduation, a student must have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.0 in major courses. (A student who does not maintain an average of 2.0 or better in departmental courses will be put on probation, and may be dropped from the program.) No course graded below C- may count for major credit.
Requirements for the Minor
There are no prerequisites for a minor in art history. A student must complete 15 credits in the department, beyond the 1000 level. Courses taken at any time during the student’s career may be counted toward the minor. At the time of graduation, a student must have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor courses.
Minors must take at least one course in four of the five areas: Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance/Baroque, Modern, and Non-Western. At least one course must be at the 3000-level or higher. The declaration form for the minor can be found here.
Student who wish to declare a major or a minor in art history should contact the Department Office in Fayerweather Hall in order to be assigned an advisor. (phone: 924-6123, or Department Office).
Director of the Undergraduate Program