Frequently Asked Questions
Art History major, concentrations, and courses
- I think I might like to work in a museum or gallery after I graduate. Should I get the regular B.A. in Art History or do the museum studies concentration?
- What first Art History course should I take if I am interested in exploring a possible major in Art History?
- How do I go about declaring an Art History major?
- What are the requirements of the Art History minor, and how do I go about declaring a minor?
- How do I choose a minor, and can I choose to double major in one of the Art History degrees and something else?
- Can I switch to the Museum Concentration from the regular art history program and vice versa?
- What if I'm not sure which of the Art History majors is right for me? Can I switch tracks later on?
- Will I have a faculty mentor who knows me and helps guide my course and career choices?
- Will I have opportunities to study art and architecture "in the field"?
- What is the typical class size in Art History and Architectural Studies? Will I be taking large lecture introductory classes taught by T.A.'s?
- Does the Art History department award departmental honors?
- Do I get hands on experience working in a gallery or museum in the Museum Studies concentration?