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BA in Art History
Herron School of Art and Design offers both a major and a minor in art history. The Bachelor of Arts major in Art History gives the undergraduate student an opportunity to study the visual culture of humankind from prehistoric times to the art of today and to understand the significant role played by visual art in societies worldwide. The minor in Art History enables students majoring in other areas to expand their knowledge of Art History and gain valuable career-building experience.

Through the study of Art History, students develop skills in key areas: visual analysis, critical thinking, research, and writing. These abilities enhance visual literacy, enrich life experiences, and provide a foundation for a variety of rewarding career opportunities. Fields such as teaching, museum work, art conservation and restoration, historic preservation, architecture, art dealership, auctioneering and collecting, art criticism and journalism, advertising, filmmaking, exhibition design and preparation, historical research and writing, interior and commercial design, art librarianship, consulting, the law, and publishing can build on an education in Art History. Art history also enriches the life of the practicing artist.