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Bachelor of Arts Degree

WVU is the only public or private institution in West Virginia that offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art History

The Bachelor of Arts in Art History provides a foundation in the history of art and architecture in its cultural and theoretical context. Aesthetic and historical issues have become increasingly central to the creation, display, and reception of art. 


The B.A. curriculum concentrates on a broad range of Western European arts, from Ancient and Medieval, through the Renaissance, to Modern and Contemporary Art, with attention to the importance of critical theory and contemporary visual culture.


Included in the major are required and elective art history courses, studio art courses, cognate courses, and University-established General Education courses.


In the final semester, the student will complete a senior research project on a topic selected by the student with the approval of the Art History faculty.