Art/Art History - A.B.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 1113E or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2250E or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000 or STAT 2000E
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Physical Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Biological Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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IV. World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Global Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
Preferred Course(s): ARHI 2300 or ARHI 2311H
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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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Area VI
ARHI 2400 or ARHI 2411H
Fifteen hours of introductory and/or survey courses (1000/2000-level courses) selected from the following areas:
AFAM, ANTH, ARAB, ARST, ARTS, ASTR, BCMB, BIOL, CBIO, CHEM, CHNS, CLAS, CMLT, COMM, CSCI, ECOL, ECON, EDES, ENGL, FREN, GENE, GEOG, GEOL, GREK, GRMN, HEBR, HIST, ITAL, JPNS, KREN, LATN, LING, MARS, MATH, MIBO, PBIO, PHIL, PHYS, POLS, PORT, PSYC, RELI, ROML, RUSS, SEMI, SPAN, SOCI, STAT, SWAH, WMST, YORB
*Please note that Art History majors are required to complete course work through the fourth semester in a single Foreign Language.

If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives) 
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Entrance Requirements
Completion of  ARHI 2300 or ARHI 2311H, ARHI 2400 or ARHI 2411H (or its approved equivalent) and two ARHI 3000-level courses. The combined GPA for these four courses must be a 3.0.
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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.
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Required Courses (30 hours)
30 hours of ARHI courses (Minimum grade of "C" (2.0) or better required.)*
 Choose fifteen hours of ARHI courses at the 3000 level
 Choose fifteen hours of ARHI courses at the 4000 level, one of which must be ARHI 4800**
*Non-equivalent transfer courses (ARHI 3T01 to ARHI 5T99) may not satisfy this requirement.
**All majors are required to take ARHI 4800, ideally in their last or second to last term.

Museum Internship credit (ARHI 4995) is a major elective and may not be used toward the 15 hours of 4000-level courses. Students who intend to take courses in Art History while enrolled in a Studies Abroad Program should check with the Art History area chair (arhichair@uga.edu) to determine if Art History credit is likely to be granted before completing registration for that program.

There are four broad areas currently taught in the Art History area. Students are required to complete at least one 3000-level course in each of these areas. Furthermore, students are also required to take 4000-level courses in at least 3 of these different areas. Please note that students should plan a program of study that avoids more than three ARHI courses or more than two 4000-level ARHI courses in any semester.

1. Ancient, Late Antique,  Medieval, and Asian
ARHI(CLAS) 3001ARHI(CLAS) 4008/6008
ARHI(CLAS) 3002ARHI 4050/6050
ARHI(CLAS) 3004ARHI 4060/6060
ARHI 3010ARHI 4100/6100
ARHI 3022ARHI 4110/6110
ARHI 3100ARHI 4120/6120
ARHI 4000/6000ARHI 4150/6150
ARHI(CLAS) 4002/6002ARHI 4160/6160
ARHI(CLAS) 4004/6004ARHI 4170/6170
ARHI(CLAS) 4006/6006ARHI 4900/6900


2. Renaissance and Baroque 
ARHI 3020ARHI 4220/6220
ARHI 3030ARHI 4290/6290
ARHI 3032ARHI 4300/6300
ARHI 3035ARHI 4310/6310
ARHI 4130/6130ARHI 4350/6350
ARHI 4200/6200ARHI 4910/6910
ARHI 4210/6210


3. 18th and 19th Century
ARHI 3032ARHI 4420/6420
ARHI 3050ARHI 4490/6490
ARHI 3054ARHI 4500/6500
ARHI 3056ARHI 4530/6530
ARHI 4400/6400ARHI 4916/6916
ARHI 4410/6410


4. 20th - Century Contemporary
ARHI 3041ARHI 4540/6540
ARHI 3065ARHI 4550/6550
ARHI 3080ARHI 4570/6570
ARHI 3300ARHI 4575/6575
ARHI 3530ARHI 4580/6580
ARHI 3940ARHI 4585/6585
ARHI 4440/6440ARHI 4590/6590
ARHI 4510/6510ARHI 4920/6920
ARHI 4520/6520ARHI 4940/6940
  

ARHI 3090 and ARHI 4800 are variable courses that will satisfy the requirement of "additional 3000-level course" and "additional 4000-level course" respectively. When the topic of these courses aligns with an area not already fulfilled by a student, area-specific distribution credit may be requested by contacting the Art History chair.

Experiential Learning:
A student pursuing this degree may fulfill their experiential learning requirement through any of the following opportunities:
  • Study off-campus through a UGA field study course or UGA Study Abroad program
  • Three hours of Internship Credit through ARHI 4995 or ARST 4930 (with minimum grade of "C" (2.0) or better)
 
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Major Electives (18 hours)

Choose eighteen hours from the following:

*Students enrolling in either the museum internship or the honors program directed study and/or thesis courses must have approval from the Art History area. See the FAQ webpage or the department for specific information about both possibilities.

Senior Exit Requirements
- ARHI 4800 (see Required Courses section for more information)
- Students are required to submit an art history research paper approved by the faculty member for whom it was written.
- Students are also required to complete a written survey that reviews the program of study, its strengths and weaknesses.

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General Electives (12 hours)
(Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting general electives.)
Upper division (at least 9 hours if not taken in major electives)
Any level (3 hours or more)
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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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