Art History

The study of Art History will enrich your artistic work in studio and design, providing you with a strong theoretical and historical foundation for your artistic practice. The School of Creative Arts (SOCA) at the University of Saint Francis offers a traditional Art History bachelor’s degree program, but you may also choose to double major in a studio, graphics, computer or communication concentration with a minimum of additional coursework hours. A minor in Art History may complement your study in a variety of other fields as well.

The Art History program will challenge you to become a better writer, more creative thinker, and to engage with and understand the dynamics of art in a historical context.

A bachelor’s degree in Art History will prepare you for entry-level jobs in a variety of areas, including nonprofit agencies and museums, and businesses relating to buying, selling and appraising art. You’ll also be prepared to pursue a graduate degree in Art History or a variety of other professional fields, including museum administration, information science and law.

As an Art History major at USF, you’ll be able to take advantage of special opportunities, such as:

  • Traveling and studying in Europe
  • Interning at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art
  • Working in the various art galleries maintained by SOCA
  • Mentoring and professional development with two Ph.D. art historians