Prospective Students

Meet our Art History Majors and Alumnae

Majoring in Art History can take you where you want to go!

The undergraduate program in Art History provides students with the analytical skills to understand all forms of visual expression intrinsic to human experience. Students learn about past and present artistic traditions that have shaped our world and gain the critical tools to interpret works of art, architecture, print media, photography and all forms of visual culture.

"I think art has the power of making sense of this complex and contradictory world we live in," says Diego Atehortua, an art history major. "It makes things visual and more tangible. And it doesn't have to be permanent; it can be as ephemeral as a performance."

Study Art History

  • Understand histories
  • Comprehend cultures
  • See art through fresh perspectives


The Department of Art History is part of the School of Arts and Sciences

As an Art History major in the School of Arts and Sciences, you’ll have full access to a liberal arts education that spans 47 programs for undergraduates. You will acquire both the specialized knowledge of the field you choose to study in depth, and broad knowledge of the world from the renowned scholar-teachers at Rutgers. You’ll graduate ready to meet contemporary challenges in your workplace, in your hometown, and in the global community.

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