Art historians study items that have an aesthetic quality and ask questions about the people and societies that construct/ed them. Graduates of our art history program often go on to further study and complete master’s degrees and/or PhDs. Students frequently gain employment in art-related areas such as museums, galleries, the care and maintenance of collections, conservation and heritage management. Some students enter the art market and even become practicing artists themselves.
As an art history major, you’ll get a foundational education in studio art. You’ll get hands-on experience with both 2D and 3D art and digital art. You’ll also learn how to conduct research in art history. In addition, you’ll choose from a wide variety of electives that cover art from different periods of history such as antiquity, the Renaissance and the modern era.