BA Art History Undergraduate Program

Why study art history?

  • With internships, museum studies training, service-learning courses and more, our program provides you an experience unparalleled to any other state undergraduate program.
  • Get involved. You’re encouraged and enabled to conduct professional research, provide educational display text for exhibitions, publish in university journals and present at public symposia and conferences.
  • Our program promotes a rich educational experience that provides you with exceptional preparation for professional work and graduate studies.

 

  • Art History

  • Art and Artifacts Conservation course

  • Museum Studies visit to Nelson Atkins Museum

  • Art History exhibit

  • Intercollegiate Art History Symposium

  • Art History

  • Art and artifact collection storage

  • Santa Maria Del Carmine, Florence

  • Intercollegiate Art History Symposium, Springfield Art Museum

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BA in Art History Program Mission

The BA in Art History is a well-rounded liberal arts education that encompasses all major time periods and areas of the globe. Students develop the ability to perform competent visual analyses of art, engaging a range of critical and theoretical methodologies. Art History majors learn to address culture and history from a variety of perspectives, and to discuss ethics in art, being able to explain both sides of controversial issues. Students gain competency in at least one foreign language, and are encouraged and enabled to conduct professional research, providing educational content for exhibitions, publishing in University journals, and presenting at public symposia and conferences. Opportunities for internships, museum studies training, service-learning courses, studies abroad, and extra-curricular activities together provide a rich educational experience and exceptional preparation for professional work and graduate studies.