Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History

Be engaged in art history with the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History (B.A.) at Kennesaw State University in Georgia in the College of the Arts.  The Arts History degree will introduce you to visual culture from various historical periods, regions, and contexts. You’ll learn how to analyze both objects and texts as historical evidence. You’ll also examine all aspects of visual culture in society, including techniques, makers, patrons, viewers, and collectors.

The program is rigorous, global, and interdisciplinary. You’ll explore art history and take courses in related disciplines such as anthropology, film studies, gender and women’s studies, history, literature, philosophy, and studio art.  You’ll study at least one ancient or modern language that is associated with your main area of interest.  

Kennesaw State Art Alumni have found their coursework to be especially helpful when working in museums, galleries, or for continuing to graduate school.

The Art History degree provides marketable skills in critical thinking, analysis, and communication. Art history is more than a pre-professional major for future art historians, curators, and

The art history degree is also a credible major for students who plan to enter various careers, such as business, law, private and non-profit organizations, professional writing, and publishing.





KSU Bachelor of Arts in Art History students in the classroom

Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face, Online or Hybrid

Number of Credit Hours: 120 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

Primary Campus: Kennesaw

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Degree Pathway

Stay on path for graduation by using the degree pathway that maps out your courses by semester and by year.

Art History Degree Pathway
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Art Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Excellent Location - KSU is close to Atlanta, where the art scene is exceptional. The program gives you a strong foundation in art history and art skills.

  • Hands-On - Students are immersed in studio practices with exceptional professors. We have students who have jobs with Cartoon Network and Turner Broadcasting and students being featured in art exhibits all over the city.  

  • Enriching Facilities - You’ll have access to exceptional facilities, including the Zuckerman Museum of Art (ZMA).  The ZMA serves as a center for enhancing the arts, arts education, and professional development for you as a student. 

What can you do with an Art History degree?

The Bachelor of Art History degree is a gateway to various professional career areas such as:

  • Curator
  • Teacher
  • Manager
  • Director
  • Museum Technician
  • Conservator
  • Authenticator
  • Librarian
  • Publisher
  • Exhibit Designer

Art History Salary and Career Information

A career in Art History offers various paths that can easily align with your current and future goals. Below are just a few jobs achievable with a bachelor's degree in Art History from KSU

Double Owl

Double Owl Pathway

Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.

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