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Art History Major (BA)

Department of Art, 103 Garland Hall
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Degree requirements. Students earning the bachelor of arts (BA) degree with a major in art history must complete all University, college (see p. 50-52), and departmental degree requirements. These include the general education requirements, the following major requirements, all requirements for an approved minor, and sufficient other credits to total a minimum of 120 applicable semester hours.

Admission into the major. Students are expected to formally declare a major no later than the fourth semester of full-time enrollment (or at 61 semester hours for transfer students). With the assistance of an advisor in the major department, students should complete the “Declaration of Major” form.

Grade point average. A 2.0 grade point average in the major is required for completion of the degree. The major GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the major that the student has attempted at UA and all work attempted applicable to the major throughout the entire higher education career.

Major courses. The major in art history requires successful completion of the following 33 semester hours:

CoursesHours
ARH 252, ARH 253, or ARH 2546
ARH electives 300 or 400 level12
ARH electives15
Total33

Upper-level residency. A minimum of 12 hours in 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be earned on this campus.

Ancillary courses. Grades in ancillary courses are not computed into the major GPA. The major in art history requires the successful completion of the following courses outside the major:

CoursesHours
ART electives6
FR or GN*10–14

*Successful completion of two years of university-level proficiency or equivalent proficiency in a single foreign language, preferably French or German, is required.

Required minor. This major requires the completion of a minor.

Additional major requirements. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, college, major, and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an advisor in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester.

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