About This Degree
The Bachelor of Arts in Art History offers undergraduates the opportunity to build a strong, interdisciplinary foundation for careers in art-related fields and other fields in which in-depth critical understanding of visual communication plays a central role.
What You Will Learn
The major requires a thorough grounding in the liberal arts with a concentration of coursework in art and art history, including a general knowledge of the monuments and principal artists of all major art periods of the past augmented by study in greater depth and precision of several cultures and periods as well as study at the advanced level including theory, analysis and criticism.
The Art Department has more study abroad programs than any other department on campus, and students are able to study each year in places across the world, including Switzerland, Korea, Scotland, and Germany. The program also has a longstanding tradition of hosting visiting artists from across the country and the world.
Career And Outcomes
With a degree in art history, you will be qualified for employment with the following organizations:
- commercial galleries
- auction houses
- state and local lart organizations
- publishing firms
- federal and state parks
- restoration firms
- art appraisal firms
- advertising agencies
- antique dealers
- colleges and universities
The Career and Design Center provides counseling and information on hundreds of job and internship opportunities and even helps students apply and interview.
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