Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art
College of Arts and Humanities

Bachelor of Arts, Art History

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Art History Minor

The Bachelor of Arts in Art History degree program provides you with a deeper understanding of paintings, sculptures, objects and visual experiences from throughout history and around the world. As an art history major, you will investigate and analyze visual styles, cultural movements and social evidence over thousands of years to gain a greater understanding of the connections between different time periods and cultures. 

Introductory level courses encourage a basic understanding and appreciation of works of art. The advanced curriculum offers a more intensive and specialized knowledge of art history, providing an opportunity for you to pursue a broad range of cultural and historical genres in the field—western and non-western, prehistory to contemporary. 

In addition, you will take a series of studio art foundation courses and exploratory studio courses, learning various creative processes. Students seeking an Art History BA are required to have a minor. Often students who study Art History choose to minor in an area outside of art such as business, foreign language, communication arts, or sociology. Our Academic Advisors are available to help you plan your course schedule.   

Students who receive a degree in Art History often pursue careers in the following areas:

  • Museums
  • Galleries
  • Fine Arts Libraries
  • Visual Resources
  • Historical Societies
  • Arts Administration
  • Teaching and Research
  • Advertising
  • Consulting
  • Business

Graduates may also decide to pursue masters and/or doctoral degrees.

Study Art History in Statesboro or Savannah

A student may take all required courses for the BA Art History program on either the Statesboro Campus or the Armstrong Campus without needing to commute between campuses for classes. Some online courses are also available for this major.

Exploratory studio courses or art history courses of special interest from all campuses are available with advisor consent.

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Last updated: 1/14/2020

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