Art History

Art History

Degree requirements:

Art: Art History, BA

Minor: Art History (ARTH), Minor

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Art History is dedicated to excellence in all forms of art creation, research, and education. Here you gain from the experience of a highly-active faculty who exhibit nationally and internationally, and whose scholarly work is consistently cited for its excellence. Beginning your freshman year, the Gardiner Gallery of Art and the Oklahoma State Museum of Art in downtown Stillwater offer you the opportunity to get hands-on experience working as interns, docents, and curators. Courses to expect for this major include Europe, American, Latin American and Asian History; Public Art, Oil Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Watercolor, Life Drawing and Museum and Curatorial Studies.

Career Options

A degree in the arts allows you to develop strong communication skills – written, spoken, and visual – and gives you experience in problem solving and analysis. Art students develop the ability to manage multiple projects and work successfully in groups. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:

  • Art Teacher
  • Art Historian
  • Museum Educator
  • Curator
  • Ceramic Artist
  • Gallery Director
  • Layout Artist
  • Industrial Designer
  • Print Maker

Finish in Four

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The Finish in Four plans are designed to assist you in an eight semester plan guiding you to graduate within four years. You may use this as a guide to plan your undergraduate education, but you should adjust it to fit your personal goals.

BA - Art History


A minor in Art History focuses on the visual arts, and their role in society and culture. Art history offers both a comprehensive insight into human cultural development as well as a uniquely challenging area of study that integrates rigorous analysis with creativity and interpretive thought. 

For minor requirements, please visit the Office of Registrar.


Scholarships are available for prospective freshmen, transfer students, current students and continuing students through the University, College of Arts and Sciences, and respective Departments.

When you complete the OSU admission application, you are automatically considered for the University Level scholarships.

Students are eligible for College Level scholarships within the College of Arts and Sciences after completing 12 hours at OSU. Some exceptions may apply. See specific scholarships for criteria.

The Art, Graphic Design & Art History Department offers Departmental Level scholarships for eligible students. 

Visit the Department

Art, Graphic Design & Art History
108 Bartlett Center for the Visual Arts
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078