The student majoring in Art History completes a minimum of 120 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree: 49-51 credits of core courses, 29-31 elective credits, and 40 credits (14 courses) of major courses. Of the 40 credits, 1 must be the Freshman Studio Seminar, 3 must be in Studio, and 36 must be in Art History. The Studio credits may be chosen from any of the entry-level Studio Art courses. For the Art History credits, the student should first complete two broad-based surveys (ART 208 and ART 209 ). Subsequent coursework entails ten upper level classes that allow students to pursue advanced study in different areas and to conduct original research. All Art History students complement their studies by completing an internship at an art museum, gallery, historic house, or other cultural institution. During the senior year, the student should complete two semesters devoted to thesis research and production (ART441 and ART442 ).
The student can transfer credits for two art-history courses from outside institutions, while other outside art-history courses will apply to general electives.