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Art History Major (BA)

Department of Art and Art History, 103 Garland Hall
www.as.ua.edu/art
arthistory@as.ua.edu

Degree requirements. Students earning the bachelor of arts (BA) degree with a major in art history must complete all University, college (see pp. 52-53), and departmental degree requirements. These include the general education requirements, the following major requirements, all requirements for an approved minor, and sufficient other credits to total a minimum of 120 applicable semester hours.

Admission into the major. Students are expected to declare a major formally no later than the fourth semester of full-time enrollment (or at 61 semester hours for transfer students). With the assistance of an advisor in the major department, students should complete the “Declaration of Major” form.

Grade point average. A 2.0 grade point average in the major is required for completion of the degree. The major GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the major that the student has attempted at UA.

Major courses. The major in art history requires successful completion of the following 33 semester hours:

CoursesHours
ARH 252, ARH 253, or ARH 254 6
ARH electives 300 or 400 level 12
ARH electives 15
Total 33

Upper-level residency. A minimum of 12 hours in 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be earned on this campus.

Ancillary courses. Grades in ancillary courses are not computed into the major GPA. The major in art history requires the successful completion of the following courses outside the major:

CoursesHours
ART electives 6
FR or GN* 10-14
   
*Successful completion of two years of university-level proficiency or equivalent proficiency in a single foreign language, preferably French or German, is required.

Required minor. This major requires the completion of a minor.

Additional minor requirements. ARH 151 is not applicable to the major in art history. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, college, major, and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an advisor in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester. College advisors are also available for additional assistance with minor, college, and University requirements.

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