Majors, Minors & Requirements

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Requirements for a Major in Art

For the student interested in art as a vocation, for teaching, or for further study in graduate school, a program of studies balanced between studio and art history is preferable. The following courses are required.

A total of forty-eight (48) credits as follows:

  1. Studio Art: two of the following 100-level courses: 101, 105, 107.
  2. 485, 486.
  3. Art History: 151, 152.
  4. Three additional courses in studio at the 200 level or above (at least one of which must be at the 300 level)
  5. Three additional courses in the department of Art and Art History

Requirements for a Major in Art History

For those students interested in the study of art history with graduate school as a possible goal, this program of study is suggested. The following courses are required.

A total of forty-eight (48) credits as follows:

  1. Studio Art: two 100-level courses.
  2. Art History: 151, 152, 485,
  3. Six additional courses as follows:
    1. Two courses from Ancient studies (Prehistoric through Roman.)
    2. Two courses from Medieval through Baroque.
    3. Two courses from Modern (post 1800.)
  4. One additional course in Art History at 200 level or above.

German and/or French through the 201-level are strongly recommended for those students planning to pursue graduate work in art history.

Requirements for a Major in Art and Art History

A total of sixty-four (64) credits as follows:

  1. Studio Art: two of the following 100-level courses: 101, 105, 107.
  2. Art 485, Art 486, and Art History 485.
  3. Art History: 151, 152.
  4. Three additional courses in studio at the 200 level or above (at least one of which must be at the 300 level.)
  5. Three additional courses in Art History:
    1. One course in Ancient studies (Prehistoric through Roman.)
    2. One course in Medieval through Baroque.
    3. One course in Modern (post 1800.)
  6. Three additional courses in the department of Art and Art History, preferably at the 200 level or above.

Requirements for a Minor in Art

A total of twenty-eight (28) credits as follows:

  1. Studio Art: two 100-level courses.
  2. Art History: 151, 152.
  3. One 200-level studio course and Art 485.
  4. One additional course at 200-level or above in the department of Art and Art History.

Requirements for a Minor in Art History

A total of twenty-eight (28) credits as follows:

  1. Studio Art: two 100-level courses.
  2. Art History: 151, 152.
  3. One 200-level Art History course and Art History 485.
  4. One additional course at 200-level or above in the department of Art and Art History.

Honors in Art and Art History

  1. In the spring of the junior year, an art major, in consultation with an appropriate member of the art faculty, may write a proposal for honors work in the senior year. The department must approve the proposal.
  2. An overall grade of A- on the thesis or project itself is required for honors credit.