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    Oct 31, 2020  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art History, BA

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The art history program enhances your understanding of past and contemporary visual art forms. We teach you about global artistic production, relevant technologies, critical methods, learning theories and innovative approaches.

General degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts with a major in art history must meet the following requirements.

Admission requirements

In addition to the university admission requirements, applicants to the College of Visual Arts and Design must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Freshman applicants must have a verbal SAT score of 450 or higher, or an English ACT score of 18 or higher.
  • Transfer applicants (including those transferring from another major within the university) must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Students who do not meet the minimum requirements listed above may submit a one-page support document/images that may be taken into consideration during the admission process. At the time of the application, this optional document/images should be submitted to Applicants admitted under these circumstances will be admitted on a conditional basis. They will be required to earn a GPA of 2.5 during their first semester to continue as a major or pre-major in the college.

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 total semester hours, 42 of which must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Visual Arts and Design  requirements.

Major requirements

Completion of at least 48 hours of art to include


Other AEAH advanced art history courses addressing art before the year 1800 may be substituted with the faculty advisor’s permission. AEAH 4840  may not be taken for advanced art history credit.

Minor requirements

A minimum of 18 hours, of which 6 must be advanced, from a field outside the College of Visual Arts and Design. Check with the minor department for specific requirements. The art history faculty strongly recommends that students minor in the foreign language relevant to their career plans in art history. Students double-majoring in art history and any other major are not required to have a minor.


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Visual Arts and Design Student Services Office, Art Building, Room 111.

Other requirements

  • 24 advanced hours must be completed at UNT.
  • 18 hours of art (including 12 advanced) must be completed at UNT.
  • Transfer course work to be substituted for required art courses must be approved by a student’s faculty advisor during the degree plan process.
  • A 2.5 grade point average must be maintained in all art courses; only grades of C or better in art courses will count toward degree requirements.

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