Bachelor of Arts in Art History
For specific course and program requirements, please consult the current undergraduate catalog.
The Bachelor of Arts Program in Art History is designed to help students develop an awareness of the cultural traditions in the visual arts worldwide, foster an understanding of the institutions that display and conserve art collections, and teach skills in visual analysis, critical thinking, and interpretation of artworks.
Completion of the Art History Program prepares students to cultivate careers as art educators, art historians, graphic designers, museum facilitators, and as leaders and entrepreneurs within our communities. The Department of Art at Mansfield University strives to exemplify and teach respect for the art and scholarly community, engendering positive character, the ability to think critically, give and receive constructive feedback, and conduct their actions in an ethical and professional manner. Embedded into the curriculum is a focus on visual literacy and global awareness, creating a vibrant and comprehensive visual arts program—inherent to the fabric of any strong, liberal arts university and essential in developing individuals who will grow, care for, and leave a positive imprint on the world.
This program provides preparation for graduate school. However, with close advisement in selecting courses, it also prepares students for work in galleries, museums, writing in the art field, and other related careers.
Please note that this is an online degree-completion program. Due to state authorization mandates in Arkansas, Minnesota, and Rhode Island, students from these states may not participate in our online Art History program.