Jul 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Art, B.A. (E, A, L)

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The B.A. degree in art with the art history concentration is ideal for students who are interested in art, art history, and other disciplines such as history, anthropology, and literature. The program provides students with three key elements: a generalist background in art history, an introduction to the area of museum studies, and an opportunity to choose an area or topic for a specialized final capstone project. An interdisciplinary field, the concentration in art history prepares students for entry-level work in museums and galleries, archival work in certain types of libraries and collections, and graduate work in the humanities, in museum education and curatorial studies, and degree programs in art therapy. All the requirements for art majors earning a B.A. with a concentration in art history and museum studies are outlined below.

REAL Curriculum

This major fulfills the E, A and L areas of the REAL Curriculum. Through completion of the art foundations expressive core, art history majors gain practical experience in the use and interpretation of the language and tools of artistic expression across media. The art history core prepares students to engage in cultural and historical analysis of the role of art and its various forms in global cultures throughout history. Courses in the area of applied Learning prepare students to assume the role of a graduate art history student or museum studies student or seek entry level employment in museums and galleries. Students will need to pursue a minor from another department in the area of R to complete REAL curriculum requirements.

REAL Foundational Requirements

REAL Cornerstone Requirements

Writing Intensive (WI) Courses (6 credits)

Writing Intensive courses are denoted below with a (WI). Two writing intensive courses are required to graduate, with at least one at the 300- or 400-level.

General Education Requirements

General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Bachelor of Arts concentration in Art History and Museum Studies includes 24 general education credits.

Major Requirements (54-56 credits)

Additional Degree Requirements

Students must receive a C or better in any course that counts toward the major. ARTH 316 , ARTH 414 , and ARTH 431  may be taken more than once with a different topic.

Open Credit Hours (64-66 credits)

These credits can be used to fulfill additional courses, majors, minors, and/or REAL Curriculum requirements, including Foundational Writing and Foundational Math.

Total Credits Needed for Degree 120

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