Jun 19, 2018  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art History (B.A.)

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The student learning outcomes for this degree are located at http://www.niu.edu/assessment/clearinghouse/outcomes/index.shtml.

Check departmental information for any additional requirements.


  • At least one 300-level course from each of the following areas (12)
    • Ancient, Middle Eastern, Medieval, and Early Modern Europe
    • American, Modern, Contemporary, and Design
    • Asian, African, Oceanian, Native American, Pre-Columbian, and Latin American
  • One 400-level art history course (3)
  • Electives in art history (6)


Required Cognate Courses (18-20)

In addition to a minimum of two courses (6-8 semester hours) of studio art, select courses in related fields, such as literature, history, philosophy, anthropology, archaeology, or additional art history courses, in consultation with a major adviser (18-20).

Requirements outside School (0-12)

Fulfillment of B.A. foreign language requirement (0-12). (See “Foreign Language Requirement for the B.A. Degree” in the Other Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.)

University electives (12-15)

Students must take 12-15 semester hours in any NIU course.

Total Hours for a Major in Art History: 66-81


Students who plan to enter graduate school should select French, German, or Italian to satisfy the B.A. foreign language requirement.

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