Getting Started

College: HFA

Information below is meant to guide first-year students in getting started with this major and choosing appropriate courses.  More advanced students interested in this major would also likely start with proposed foundation/pre-requisite courses.  Please refer to the Major page located in the left menu bar to learn about the full major requirements.

How to Explore the Major

Suggested General Education Courses

All Undergraduates are required to satisfy the General Education Requirements.  Guidelines for students are available at  Students should choose a wide variety of Gen Ed courses, providing breadth of experience.

Suggested Major and Pre-requisite courses

Students should take one of the following: ART-HIST 100, 110, 115, 116, or 118.  Prospective majors are strongly encouraged to take ART-HIST 100 and 110.

How to Declare/Change into the Major

For current & admitted students: This major is unrestricted, which means any student may declare the major. Unrestricted majors may still have an entry process such as meeting with an advisor or attending an informational meeting. Students should schedule an advising appointment with the Undergraduate Program Director to declare/change their major.

Transfer Students:

Students should see the Undergraduate Program Director for transfer credit and for writing course requirement (ART-HIST 370).

Summary of Requirements for the Major

Refer to the Major page located in the left menu bar to learn more.

Minimum total # of credits required: 39. A cumulative minimum 2.0 GPA is required for all courses in the major

Is there a minor? If so what are the requirements?
Yes - a minor is available!  Refer to the Minor page located in the left menu bar to learn more.

For further information, contact:
Margaret Vickery
Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Director, Department of History of Art & Architecture
W317 South College; 413-545-3595