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Undergraduate Majors

Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

Art History Major (B.A.)

Major code: BA5149

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

Jennie Klein, Art History Area Chair, kleinj1@ohio.edu

Rosemarie Basile, Assistant Director, Student Services, basile@ohio.edu



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.