Bachelor of Liberal Studies in Art History

Art historians are concerned with the multifaceted historical implications (personal, social, political, economic, and aesthetic) of imagery and objects (buildings, paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, films, and decorative arts). Drawing on this interdisciplinary approach, the Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) in Art History combines study in the humanities and social sciences, and complements the natural sciences. The Art History degree program prepares students for careers at museums, galleries, educational institutions, and architectural and planning firms, as well as publishing and municipal or state cultural programs.

Students who complete the bachelor’s degree in Art History will be able to demonstrate:

  • Historical understanding of the relation between society and art objects, artistic movements, and expressive trends.
  • In-depth exposure to important art and artistic movements over time; an ability to emphasize their aesthetic and social characteristics.
  • A broad-based education in the liberal arts, including exposure to the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences, that may be considered complete in itself or suitable as preparation for graduate study.

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