Degree Requirements

The degree of Bachelor of Arts in Art History may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 123 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall and in the major.

Grades below a C- in Art History and General Education courses do not fulfill requirements for the degree.

University Requirements

Students must complete the requirements of the General Education (GenEd) program.

  • Summer or semester study abroad will satisfy the GenEd Global/World Society (GG) requirement.

Program Requirements

  • A minimum of 66 credits must be taken outside of Tyler departments to earn the degree
  • A minimum of 45 semester hours in upper level courses (CLA 2000 to 4999; CST 2000 to 4999) must be completed with a passing grade.
    1. Two 2000+ courses (minimum 6 credits) must be taken from Social or Natural Sciences.
    2. Upper-level Art History courses are categorized as upper-level Liberal Arts (CLA) courses.
  • Students must complete the second level of a foreign language:
Select one of the following:4
Arabic Elements II
Chinese Elements II
Introduction to French II
Introduction to German II
Ancient Greek 2
Modern Greek Elements II
Elements II
Hindi Elements II
Italian Language II
Honors Italian Language II
Japanese Elements II
Korean Elements II
Latin 2
Basic II
First-Year Russian II
Basic II
Honors Basic II
Vietnamese Elements II

Art History Major Requirements (minimum of 41 s.h.)

Introductory Level Courses
Select a minimum of two of the following:6
Arts of the World I: Prehistoric to 1300
Honors Arts of the World I: Prehistoric to 1300
Arts of the World II: 1300 to the 21st Century
Honors Arts of the World II: 1300 to the 21st Century
Arts of Asia
Upper Level Lecture Course
Select one course from 5 of the 7 groups below:20
Prehistoric to ca. 400 CE
Topics in Ancient Art
Minoan Art
Archaeological Excavation
Greek and Roman Sculpture
Art and Culture in Ancient Rome
Greek and Roman Sculpture (WI)
Ca. 400 CE to ca. 1300
Topics in Medieval Art
Late Antique/Byzantine Art
Early Medieval Visual Culture
Gothic Art
Northern Renaissance Art 1350-1550
Ca. 1300 - ca. 1550
Special Topics
Masters of Renaissance Art
Early Renaissance Art in Italy
Northern Renaissance Art 1350-1550
Renaissance and Baroque Architecture in Italy
Topics in Early Modern Art, 1400-1750
Michelangelo
High Renaissance Art in Italy
Ca. 1550 - 1800
Renaissance and Baroque Architecture in Italy
Topics in Early Modern Art, 1400-1750
Topics in Baroque Art
Wonders of Rome: Art and Culture of the Baroque Era
Southern Baroque Art: Italy and Spain
Northern Baroque Art
Topics in Eighteenth Century Art
Southern Baroque Art: Italy and Spain (WI)
Northern Baroque Art (WI)
1800 - 1945
Topics in 19th Century Art
Romanticism
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
Painting: Late 19th Century
19th Century American Art
1945 - present
History of Photography
Art of the Film
Topics in 20th Century Art
History of Modern Graphic Design
Topics in Modern and Contemporary Art
Galleries and Studios of Rome
Modern Painting and Sculpture 1900-45
Modern Art: 1945 to the Present
Symbolism, Dada, and Surrealism
Picasso and Modern Masters
Main Trends in American 20th Century Painting
Non Western
Topics in Non-Western Art
East Meets West
Pre-Modern Japanese Art up to the Edo Period
Art of India
Southeast Asian Art
Arts of Asia
Chinese Art
Capstone
ARTH 3097Art History Capstone (WI)4
Electives
Two additional upper-level Art History electives numbered 2000-49998
Writing Intensive Course
Note: In addition to the Capstone requirement, one other Upper-Level Art History course (either as part of the 5 "categories" or electives) must be Writing Intensive (WI).
Select one of the following:
Art History Writing Intensive
Art History Writing Intensive
Art History Writing Intensive
Greek and Roman Sculpture
Southern Baroque Art: Italy and Spain
Northern Baroque Art
Writing for Art History: Art History Writing Intensive Seminar
Studio Art
One Studio Art Course3