Department of Art

Department of Art + Design,
Art History, Art Education

Art History Major

Honors Program

Art History offers majors the opportunity to complete a Departmental Honors Program. Interested students typically apply to the Departmental Honors Program during the second semester of the junior year. Students spend one year completing an honors research and writing project that is focused on an avenue of investigation. Successful completion of the paper along with the defense, not only allows for a diploma reading "graduation with Departmental Honors," but also helps students learn advanced research and writing skills and train for careers in art history as well as for graduate school.


  • 3.25 overall GPA minimum
    3.5 major GPA minimum
  • Sequential courses: ARTH 495, 496, or 497 Independent study (3 units) and ARTH 499 Senior Honors Thesis (4 units)
  • Honors level work
  • Written 30 page research paper
  • Defense
  • Committee consisting of faculty adviser, honors department coordinator (or honors college representative), and any faculty or outside representative

For more information, contact the Department of Art honors faculty coordinator Dr. J. Susan Isaacs,


Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education
Center for the Arts, Room 3103 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2808
Fax: 410-704-2810




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