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 a historical context from the prehistoric era to the present.

  • 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.

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Internships and Career Opportunities

The Greater Hartford community is home to numerous distinctive art collections. As an Art History major, you have the opportunity to work at museums including The University of Saint Joseph Art Gallery, Wadsworth Atheneum, New Britain Museum of American Art, Mark Twain House, Wethersfield Historical Society, Noah Webster House, and the CT Historical Society. Potential careers: appraiser, historian, designer, teacher, architect, and more.


In USJ’s program, students can select concentrations in their areas of interest including American, ancient, early Christian, modern art, and develop their own artistic capacities
through the studio requirement, which features one-on-one instruction in drawing, painting, printmaking, courses. Students participate in local, site-based educational opportunities, and connect with the local art community to build a successful career.

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Rachel Payne, DML
Chair, Associate Professor
Department of Cultures, Arts and Literatures
Phone: 860.231.5779
Email: [email protected]

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