Art History - BA

Caine College of the Arts

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.


At a Glance

College: Caine College of the Arts

Department: Art and Design Department

USU Locations:

  • Logan campus

Program Requirements

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

With a degree in art history, you will be qualified for employment with the following organizations:

  • museums
  • commercial galleries
  • auction houses
  • libraries
  • state and local lart organizations
  • publishing firms
  • archives
  • 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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Admission Requirements

  1. New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission to this major. A complete application includes, a one to two page letter explaining the student's interest in this program, a copy of the student's transcript, a GPA of 3.0.
  2. Transfer students from other institutions need a 3.0 total GPA for admission to this major in good standing.
  3. Students transferring from other USU majors need a total GPA of 3.0 for admission to this major in good standing

Program Requirements

In order to receive a BA in Art History, students must complete one of two major track options, become proficient in a foreign language and complete a capstone seminar.

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