The Department of Art and Art History offers a minor in art history for undergraduate students, regardless of college or school, who are interested in the field.


All coursework applied to the minor must be completed with a grade of C- or better; no pass/fail work may be applied. The grade point average for all minor degree coursework must be equal to 2.000 (C) or higher.

Students are allowed to apply no more than 9 credits, including 6 upper-division credits, of transfer work toward a minor. Art practices majors may apply ARTH 1300 and ARTH 1400 OR ARTH 1500 and ARTH 1600 (both major requirements) toward the completion of an art history minor, but may not apply major electives toward completion of the minor. 

Required Courses

The minor in art history requires a minimum of 18 credit hours in art history coursework, as follows:

Art History Sequence
Choose one of the following two sequences:6
ARTH 1300
& ARTH 1400

Global Art and Visual Culture
and U.S. Art Across Cultures
Minor Electives
Select 12 credits of ARTH courses at the 3000 or 4000 level, with at least two courses at the 4000 level. It is recommended that at least one upper-division course be completed in each of the following areas:12
Area 1: Ancient, Asian, Pre-Columbian or Native American
Area 2: Medieval, Early Modern, or Colonial Latin American
Area 3: Modern, Contemporary or Theory
Total Credit Hours18