B.A. – Art History
The Art History division provides a broad range of specialties as well as diverse methodological and theoretical approaches. On the undergraduate level, Art History provides a major for students with professional interests in museums, galleries, archives and other visual, creative, digital/technological and artistic fields, as well as those who will pursue Art History studies at the graduate level. The area also lends essential support to the various studio programs and liberal art degrees. Students are encouraged to develop advanced research skills and originality of thought as well as a thorough knowledge of the history of art.
Courses are offered in the following areas:
- Early Modern Europe
- Greek and Roman
- History of Photography
- Latin American
- Modern and Contemporary
- History and Theory of Architecture
120 units are required to complete the Bachelor of Arts in Art History, 42 units of which must be upper division coursework. Specific program requirements can be viewed through UA Academic Catalogs. In addition, all students must complete General Education requirements. Download the BA Art History checklist for detailed information.
See the admissions section for information on how to apply to this program.
|Program Requirement||Description||Required Number of Units|
|Foundation Courses||ARH 201 Survey of Art History I, ARH 202 Survey of Art History II, 2 studio courses from FYE||10 Units|
|Upper Division Art History Courses||Courses in Art History at the 300 and 400-level||21 Units|
|Upper Division Elective Courses||300 or 400-level courses in Art History, Art and Visual Culture Education or Studio Art||9 Units|
|Writing Emphasis Course||400-level writing intensive course||3 Units|
ACCELERATED MASTER’S DEGREE (UA UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY)
The School of Art has two Accelerated Master’s Degrees in Art & Visual Culture Education and Art History. The Accelerated Master’s Degree allows current University of Arizona undergraduate students to use 12 units of graduate coursework towards both their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, giving students the possibility to receive both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in 5 years. Check out the degree and application information to learn more.