Jul 15, 2024  
2024-2025 University of Wyoming Catalog 
    
2024-2025 University of Wyoming Catalog

Art History, B.A.


The BA in Art History offers students a broad understanding of world art, historiography, and professional practices. Closely linked to the Museum Studies minor, the BA prepares students for graduate work or the work force.

Degree Requirements


This degree requires 120 credits, 42 of which are upper-division credits.

University Studies Program


This degree requires that The University Studies Program 2015  requirements are met before graduation. Some of the courses required for this major fulfill USP requirements, but not all. Students should check their degree evaluations and consult with their assigned academic advisor to discuss their specific course plan.

A&S College Core


The BA in Art History requires the A&S Core:

  • D - Diversity (3 credits)
  • G - Global (3 credits)

See below for more information:

 

Program Requirements


Requirements of the degree include:

  • 120 hours, including 57 hours within the major
  • All Art courses must be passed with a letter grade of C or better
  • 2.50 GPA within major required
  • 2.50 or above overall UW total institutional GPA
  • UW Transfer Art Residency Requirement for transfer of 12 or more art credit hours into department: 26 upper division hours of UW Art courses

Art History Core: 12 Hours


Upper Division Electives: 30 Hours


*30 units - with the following stipulations:

15 hours 3000 or 4000 level Art History Courses

6 hours of ART 4790 Art Seminar

6 hours of upper division art history taken in other departments with cross listed courses

Courses in other disciplines as applicable

Honors Courses as applicable (Honors Program)

Potential other courses on a case by case basis in consultation with art history advisor

3 credits Internship or Art History travel course in consultation with art history advisor

Cross listed and applicable courses


*6 hours of upper division are history may be taken in other departments with cross listed courses (that may have prerequisites other than Art History).

Art Seminar


*6 hours of ART 4790 Art Seminar (fulfills USP COM 3 requirement)

Upper Division Art History: 15 hours


*15 hours 3000 or 4000 level Art History Courses

Internship or Travel


*3 credits Internship or Art History travel course in consultation with art history advisor

Additional Requirements and Description


The B.A. in Art History major offers students with a course of study that will provide depth and breadth in the history of art. Students will develop a broad understanding of world art, study the art of western and other global cultures in-depth, and explore the historiography and professional practices related to the field. Closely linked to the Museum Studies minor curriculum, the B.A. in Art History has a strong vocational application.  This degree provides preparation for entry into graduate school or for students who want to enter the work force after their undergraduate education. Students will have the experience and training to enter into the cultural sector (arts or archival management, non-profit work in the arts and humanities, etc.).