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Art History Major (B.A.)

Program Overview

The B.A. with a major in Art History provides both a strong foundation and advanced courses in art history and visual culture, as well as a variety of liberal arts electives and the study of a foreign language. Students are expected to discuss their programs of study, including electives, with assigned faculty advisors. In the Art History major program, students learn how to articulate and express their ideas about art while developing research and writing skills as tools for communicating about art. Art history students research art and visual culture in depth and may pursue graduate study in art history or related fields. Many students complete internships at galleries and museums throughout the country.

To reflect the breadth and variety of art and visual culture, the Art History program offers a diverse, comprehensive curriculum in the history of world cultures. Students from across the University have opportunities to participate in summer Fine Arts Study Abroad programs in Italy and Great Britain, where they experience art and visual culture in their unique historical and cultural contexts.

Admissions Information

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The undergraduate program prepares students to work in fields related to art history, or undertake graduate work at the master's level before proceeding on to the Ph.D., which is the terminal degree in art history.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic Catalog

Program Details

Bachelor of Arts


College of Fine Arts 
School of Art + Design 
Seigfred Hall 528
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4290
Fax: 740.593.0457

Administrative Contact

Charles Buchanan, Art History Division Coordinator/contact person