Art History

Art history majors study the visual arts in their historical context in terms of the cultural, economic, philosophical, political, religious, social and technological conditions that determine content and form.

This curriculum is ideal for students who wish to investigate a broad range of humanistic disciplines. The major also emphasizes critical thinking, writing and visual analysis of individual works of art. The art history program provides both majors and non-majors with a thorough introduction to the visual arts of both Western and non-Western cultures throughout history.


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    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

    ** These professional organizations provide an excellent starting point for your research. There are many more resources available online.

    Additional Considerations

    Some careers may require additional education. See your academic adviser for more information.

    • Archaeologist
    • Art Consultant
    • Historian
    • Museum Technician
    • University Instructor