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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

School of Art & Art History

Art storage, Hamden Center

Programs of Study

BA in Art History

Major Requirements: total 60 credits (quarter hours)

  • ARTH 2801 World Art I: Prehistory to 1000 CE (4 credits)
  • ARTH 2802 World Art II: 1000-1700 CE (4 credits)
  • ARTH 2803 World Art III: 1700-present (4 credits)
  • 9 art history electives (36 credits) of which 1 must be pre-1700
  • any 3 studio art classes (12 credits)

Students completing a BA in art history must also complete a minor or a second major, and all university requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Advising Sheet download pdf

Scott Montgomery is the advisor for all art history majors and minors.

Schedule Planning

  • Ideally, majors will take the world art sequence classes in order and before all upper-level classes. World Art I is ONLY offered fall quarter, World Art II only winter quarter, World Art III only spring quarter.
  • AP credit is apportioned according to University guidelines. Any impact on the world art requirement will be determined by the undergraduate art history advisor.
  • One and only one AI:S art history class can be used for both common curriculum and the major.
  • Only one 1000-level art history class can count toward the major.
  • 3000-level classes may have both undergraduate and graduate students in them.
  • 4000-level classes are reserved for graduate students.

Potential Careers & Jobs

Annual Art History Student Symposium

An annual tradition in the Art History department is the Student AH Symposium, which takes place in the spring.  Students are encouraged to submit proposals to give 20-minute papers for this public event. Eight to ten students are selected to present their research to an audience of their peers and the art history faculty.  Undergraduates and graduates participate, and two students are chosen to represent the department at the annual regional symposium at the Denver Art Museum.