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Art History
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Art History

Due to the University's proximity to the world class museums of New York City, art history majors have the unique opportunity to study major masterpieces first-hand. The art history curriculum includes general survey courses in western and American art, as well as a choice of period courses, from classical to 20th-century art. Topical courses, such as "Leonardo and Michelangelo," or "Van Gogh and his Contemporaries" and thematic courses, such as "Women and Art," are also offered.

College Facts

  • 424 Undergraduate Enrollment
  • 12:1 Student to Faculty Ratio
  • 94% Employment Rate
  • 100% Graduate School Acceptance Rate
Art Student
art history, carriage house

"When you're in a classroom you have to look at everything on slides or in books. But it's always better to see it, to touch it, just to be in the same room with something from so long ago."

Joe Lucia ’11
Art History student who unlocked the mysteries of an ancient Persian manuscript


A special feature of the program is the option, offered to students who have completed their sophomore year with a minimum GPA of 3.0, to enroll in the five-year Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts Program in Museum Professions. This program allows students to graduate in five years with not only a bachelor's degree in art history but also a master's degree in museum professions.


Many students have won honors through internships at top agencies at which they are now employed. Past placements include:

MOMA logo     Montclair Art Museum    Museum of Arts and Design    NY Public Library


The faculty in our internationally recognized research and teaching programs are committed to guiding students to success. Seton Hall is a Catholic University where great thinkers do more than think. They teach.
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Juergen Heinrich
Juergen Heinrichs
Associate Professor of Art History Program
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Charlotte Nichols
Charlotte Nichols
Associate Professor of Art History
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