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Art History
Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Art History

The Art History Program connects the creative accomplishments of the past to 21st century culture. In an age when visual messages play a dominant role, the major provides an important way to help students develop critical and interpretive capabilities relevant to a variety of disciplines and professions.

Students take courses in topics like American Art, Medieval Art, Baroque Art, African American Arts among many others. Our accomplished alumni have gone on to work in esteemed institutions like the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum in New York City, and the Museum of African American Art in Philadelphia.

College Facts

  • 385 Undergraduate Enrollment
  • 12:1 Student to Faculty Ratio
  • 97% Employment Rate
  • 100% Graduate School Acceptance Rate
Art Student
art history, carriage house

"When you're in a classroom you have to look at everything on slides or in books. But it's always better to see it, to touch it, just to be in the same room with something from so long ago."
 

Joe Lucia ’11
Art History student who unlocked the mysteries of an ancient Persian manuscript

Curriculum

Undergraduate students in the Art History major must complete 42 program credits to satisfy degree requirements. The curriculum consists of 30 credits of required courses plus 12 credits of relevant elective courses. Students select courses each semester in consultation with an advisor and a recommended study plan.

Students in the Art History major are encouraged to explore the College's unique dual-degree option. The combined program, where students work to earn a B.A. in Art History and an M.A. in Museum Professions allows students to take 12 graduate credits during their junior and senior years in preparation for a fifth year of graduate study. More information about the B.A./M.A. Museum Professions is available here.

Internships

Many students have won honors through internships at top agencies at which they are now employed. Past placements include:

MOMA logo     Montclair Art Museum    Museum of Arts and Design    NY Public Library

Faculty

The faculty in our internationally recognized research and teaching programs are committed to guiding students to success. Seton Hall is a Catholic University where great thinkers do more than think. They teach.
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Juergen Heinrich
Juergen Heinrichs
Associate Professor of Art History Program
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Charlotte Nichols
Charlotte Nichols
Associate Professor of Art History
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