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Art History - B.A.

COLLEGE: College of the Arts

DEPARTMENT: School of Art
305B Art Building
Tel: 330-672-1359
E-mail: fsmith@kent.edu
Web: http://dept.kent.edu/art
DESCRIPTION: The Bachelor of Arts in Art History provides students with a substantive and comprehensive foundation of knowledge and an understanding of the major achievements in the history of art. It fosters visual analytical skills, critical thinking, creative problem-solving and research development and writing competencies, which prepare students for further graduate study as well as lifelong appreciation of and advocacy for the arts.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
Most work in museums, historical sites, and similar venues; in educational institutions and as librarians; or in Federal, State, or local government. A graduate degree and related work experience are required for most positions; museum technicians may enter with a bachelor's degree.

Archivists, curators, and museum technicians held about 29,100 jobs in 2008. About 39 percent were employed in museums, historical sites, and similar institutions and 18 percent worked for public and private educational services. Around 30 percent of archivists, curators, and museum technicians worked in Federal, State, and local government, excluding educational institutions. Most Federal archivists work for the National Archives and Records Administration; others manage military archives in the U.S. Department of Defense. Most Federal Government curators work at the Smithsonian Institution, in the military museums of the U.S. Department of Defense, and in archaeological and other museums and historic sites managed by the U.S. Department of the Interior. All State governments have archival or historical record sections employing archivists. State and local governments also have numerous historical museums, parks, libraries, and zoos employing curators.
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS:
General Admission Information for Freshman Students: Students most likely to be admitted and succeed at the Kent Campus are those who have graduated with at least 16 units of the recommended college preparatory curriculum in high school, who have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and whose composite ACT score is 21 or better (980 combined critical reading and math SAT score). For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for new freshmen.

General Admission Information for Transfer Students: Generally, a transfer applicant who has taken 12 or more semester hours with a college cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale may be admitted. An applicant who has taken fewer than 12 semester hours will be evaluated on both collegiate and high school records. For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for transfer students.

GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum 123 total credit hours, minimum 39 upper-division hours. Minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA and a 2.50 GPA in the major.

LANGUAGE
REQUIREMENT:
Yes

STUDY ABROAD/AWAY OPPORTUNITIES: Travel to: New York, Washington DC, London and Paris, and Tunisia
Study Abroad in Florence, Italy; Semester in Italy or the Summer Art and Culture trip

There are many Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.
PROGRAM FEE:
$100/semester
ACCREDITATION: National Association of Schools of Art and Design
STUDENT
ORGANIZATIONS:
Art History Club; Ceramics Club; Glass Club; Undergraduate Art Club
GRADUATE
PROGRAMS:

Art Education (M.A.), Art History (M.A.), Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S)

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