Bachelor of Arts in History of Art


In the Department of History of Art, students experience the intimate, collaborative environment of a small liberal arts college while receiving the immense benefits of attending a large, prestigious university such as Ohio State. With our small class sizes, hands-on advising, and opportunities for close working relationships with faculty and other students, the History of Art major provides students with the critical thinking, reading, writing, and research skills that enable them to succeed both in college and beyond. While many of our students go on to work in an arts field, in museums, galleries, arts institutions, and graduate school, History of Art is also a classic humanities major that can prepare students for much broader careers in fields like education, non-profit work, journalism, law, and many others. Most importantly, however, History of Art offers students the chance to learn about and reflect on the incredibly rich traditions of art making across time and around the globe, on topics ranging from Ancient Greece to Colonial Mexico to Contemporary America.