Major & Minor

Students interested in a major or minor in art history or studio art should contact the department for a current check sheet.

Major in Art History

To complete a major in art history students are required to complete eleven courses:

  • ARTH 125 or ARTH 126
  • Methods Course ARTH 214
  • One course in ancient or medieval fields (ARTH 201 or 202)
  • One course in Renaissance or Baroque fields (ARTH 203, 284, 303, 306, 307, 308 or FYS 188-1, FYS 197)
  • Two courses in 19th century or modern fields (ARTH 206, 210, 217, 221, 240, 318, 322)
  • One course in a non-western field (ARTH 131, 234, 235, 236)
  • One additional course in art history or theory (May include approved Internships and Independent Studies)
  • Two Studio Courses
  • Major Capstone course (ARTH 400)

May use no more than two transfer or off-campus study courses toward the minimum requirements for the major.

Major in Studio Art

To complete a major in studio art students are required to take the following courses:

  • ARTS 141
  • Four Core Studio classes (ARTS 251, 255, 261, and 263)
  • Two second-level Studio core courses (or a second level drawing)
  • One elective Studio (may use approved media or internship)
  • Three courses in theory and history (Must include one entry-level survey in art history (ARTH 125 or ARTH 126) and one upper-level course on the history of art after 1945 (ARTH 318). Third course may include FYS 188, 197, PHIL 334 or any other art history course.
  • Major Capstone course ARTS 401

May use no more than two transfer or off-campus study courses toward the minimum requirements for the major.

Minor in Art History

To complete a minor in art history students are required to take the following courses.

  • ARTH 214 or substitute at the discretion of the department chair
  • Three 200-400 level Art History or Theory courses
  • One course in a non-western field (ARTH 131, 234, 235, 236)
  • One studio course

Please note that no more than two 100-level courses are acceptable to fulfill the requirements for the minor. The art history courses used in a Studio Art major may not count in the Art History minor.

Minor in Studio Art

To complete a minor in studio art students are required to take the following courses

  • ARTS 141
  • Must take two of the following:
    -Introduction to Painting (ARTS 251)
    -Introduction to Printmaking (ARTS 255)
    -Introduction to Sculpture (ARTS 261)
    -Introduction to Ceramics (ARTS 263)
  • Must take one second-level of the core you chose above. May include second-level drawing here as well.
  • Must include one entry-level survey in art history, and one other art history

The minor must include 6 courses; no more than two of which shall be 100-level courses. May use no more than two transfer or off-campus study courses toward the minimum requirements for the minor. May not double count courses toward art history major or minor except for ARTS 141 and one entry-level art history survey.