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Art History, B.A.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art History requires 120 credit hours. 

Additional Admission Requirements

Students declare a Major in Art History by indicating this on the application to UNC Charlotte, or by filling out a Change of Major/Minor form to record Art History major status.  There is no portfolio submission for this degree.  A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for admission to this major.  Matriculated and transfer students who do not meet requirements for admission to the program because of special circumstances may petition the Art History Faculty for acceptance into the program.  Students seeking to apply coursework taken at other institutions to the Art History major must provide copies of the official course description and a syllabus for each course requested for consideration.

Degree Requirements

General Education Courses (34-43 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the General Education program 


ARTH 1211  and ARTH 1212  are normally taken in the Freshman year; ARTH 2110  and ARTH 2614  are normally taken in the Sophomore year or as soon as possible after declaring the major. ARTH 3114  or ARTH 3115  (taught simultaneously) may be taken once the other major courses have been completed.

Restricted Elective Courses (18 credit hours)

Select from at least four different content areas listed below.  A maximum of 6 credit hours of 2000-level courses is permitted.


*Any other course must be preapproved by the Coordinator of Art History and the Department Chair.

Unrestricted Elective Courses (41-47 credit hours)

As needed.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Grade Requirement

Students must receive a grade of C or above in all courses applied to the major. 

Honors Program

For details about the Honors Program in Art History, visit the program page .

Suggested Curriculum

For the suggested course sequence toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at academics.uncc.edu.  Consultation with an advisor is required.