Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in Art History

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. A minimum of 120 hours is required in this degree program, including:
    1. US 1100: Check with your Academic Advisor prior to enrolling in this class because it is not required for all students.
      1. Students who are not required to take US 1100 and who do not have credit for open elective hours will need to make up that 1 hour of credit. Only students who are in a PACE Cohort are required to take US 1100.
  2. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for Texas State requirements and options, including Honors courses.
  3. In addition to the General Education Core Curriculum requirements, the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) requires three additional hours of English literature, three hours of math/science/logic/computer science courses, and a minor.
  4. Students must complete 39 hours within the major.
  5. A minor is required. A modern foreign language is recommended. Some minors may exceed 24 hours. Minors may be found in the list of Undergraduate Minors
  6. Students must complete 36 advanced hours.
  7. The minimum number of hours required for this degree program is 120. The number of open elective hours a student will complete depends on the number of hours a student may need to achieve the required 120 total or 36 advanced hours.

​Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ART 1301 (TCCN ARTS 1311)3ART 1303 (TCCN ARTS 2348)3
ARTH 2301 (TCCN ARTS 1303)3ARTH 2302 (TCCN ARTS 1304)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1302])3
Modern Language 14104Modern Language 14204
US 11001COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3
 14 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060 [TCCN HIST 1301])3HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060 [TCCN HIST 1302])3
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315])3PHIL 1305 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 1301 or 2306])3
Modern Language 23103Modern Language 23203
Choose 2 courses from the following:6ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094) [ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327, or 2328]3
 Choose 1 course from the following:3
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ARTH 43233ARTH Advanced Electives3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
BA ENG Literature [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327, or 2328]3Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
Mathematics Component Code 0203Minor3
 15 12
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ARTH Advanced Electives6BA Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics or Science3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3ARTH Advanced Electives6
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Minor6
Minor3Open Elective3
 15 18
Total Hours: 120