Art History, B.A.

Develop an in-depth understanding, appreciation, and application of the visual arts

As a USJ Art History major, you will study, investigate, and interpret visual images within an historical context from the prehistoric era to the present.

About USJ’s Art History Program

  • Areas of concentration include American, ancient, early Christian, and modern art.
  • The studio requirement offers the opportunity to develop your own artistic capacity with courses in drawing, painting, watercolor, design, crafts, and printmaking.
  • Study in this discipline moves out of the classroom and into the professional world of art with access to renowned local collections, including USJ’s art collections.
  • The intimate classroom atmosphere affords one-to-one instruction.

Program Fact Sheet Program Curriculum


The Greater Hartford community is home to numerous distinctive art collections. As an Art History major, you have the opportunity to work among these collections and gain an invaluable introduction to all aspects of museum operations.

Art History Students Have Worked as Interns For

  • The University of Saint Joseph Art Gallery
  • The Wadsworth Atheneum
  • The Lyman Allyn Art Museum
  • The New Britain Museum of American Art
  • The Mark Twain House
  • The Stowe-Day Foundation
  • The Wethersfield Historical Society
  • The Noah Webster House
  • Sara Dove Art Conservation
  • The Connecticut Historical Society

Career Opportunities

  • Antiques Dealer
  • Appraiser
  • Archaeologist
  • Architectural Consultant
  • Architectural Historian
  • Archivist
  • Art Critic /Cultural Reporter
  • Art Historian
  • Art History Librarian
  • Art Therapist
  • Auctioneer/Dealer
  • Conservator
  • Curator
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Freelance Designer
  • Gallery Owner
  • Grants Specialist
  • Historical Society Director
  • Historic House Interpreter
  • Interior Designer
  • Landscape Architect
  • Lawyer for the Arts
  • Media Producer/Artist
  • Museum Administrator
  • Museum Docent
  • Museum Educator
  • Museum Registrar
  • Photographer
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Restorer
  • Teacher/Lecturer
  • Travel Guide

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