Required Courses (9 Credits)
ARH201Art of the Western World I 3
ARH202Art of the Western World II 3
ARH456Art History: Theories and Approaches (writing intensive Capstone seminar)3
Electives (27 Credits)
Select at least one course in each of the following six areas:27
Ancient Art
Medieval Art
Renaissance or Baroque Art
Eighteenth- or Nineteenth-Century Art
Twentieth-Century Art
Asian Art
Total Credits36


  • Grades below C- will not be counted towards the major.
  • Introduction to the Visual Arts (ARH200 ) does not count towards the major.

This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Eight-Semester Plan
Year 1
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
ARH201 Art of the Western World I 3
ANT214 Cultural Anthropology (or GEN ED SSCI) 3
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
ARS105 Intro to Studio Art (or GEN ED ART) 3
ARH202 Art of the Western World II 3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3
Year 2
Ancient Art 1 3
ENG355 The Bible 3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD) 3
CMM359 Communication Among Cultures (or GEN ED DIVR) 3
HIS222 US History Since 1865 (or GEN ED USST) 3
Renaissance-Baroque Art 2 3
Art History Elective 3
PHI343 Aesthetics (or GEN ED HUM) 3
CHE182 Chemistry in Art (or GEN ED NSCI) 3
Upper-Division Course 3
Year 3
Medieval Art 3 3
20th-Century Art 4 3
Upper-Division Courses 9
Asian Art 5 3
18th-19th-Century Art 6 3
Upper-Division Courses 9
Year 4
Upper-Division Courses 15
ARH456 Art History: Theories and Approaches 3
Upper-Division Courses 12
 Total Credits120
  • Special Topics courses may also be used to fulfill art history major requirements as deemed appropriate by adviser.