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School of Fine ArtsArt & Art History Department

Advising Tips for BA Art History Students

Students pursuing the BA in Art History should keep the following in mind:

  • The two required art history survey courses (1000-level) should be taken as soon as possible, ideally by the middle of the sophomore year.
  • Art history students often pursue a minor or even two minors – popular choices include English, Business, History, Anthropology, Psychology, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.  Be sure to plan degree progress appropriately in consultation with the faculty advisor and the SFA Assistant Dean for Academic Advising, Eva Gorbants.
  • Art history students are strongly encouraged to pursue Study Abroad – UConn’s own programs in Paris and Florence are very good options, but many programs are available.  Students should consult the Study Abroad Office and the SFA Assistant Dean for Academic Advising (Eva Gorbants) to plan appropriately.
  • Art history students should also explore the many internship options available.  Internships at museums, cultural organizations, and community arts organizations can provide important professional development opportunities and insights into the different career paths available to art history majors.