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Department of Art History and Humanities

Art history explores art as a record of human creativity and allows the work to be experienced in its original artistic and intellectual context. The scholarly methods used help students increase their perceptive ability, analytical skills, and understanding of various cultural traditions, as well as the facility to express themselves with clarity and precision. These strengths are essential to any walk of life and any future career.

Programs of Study



As an art history major, you’ll study works of art in their social, political, and intellectual contexts. You’ll learn to think, analyze, and write critically — increasing your perceptive ability and expressing yourself with clarity and precision.

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This major gives you a solid foundation for careers in law, medicine, international business, management, journalism, publishing, public radio and television, literature, and criticism.

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The Art History minor will supplement your major in other areas of the humanities, the sciences, or business and professional studies.

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This minor complements any major and is useful if you're interested in the sciences, business, and professional studies.

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