Skip to main content.

Art History Minor - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 10.03 ART HISTORY&APPRECIATION, CIP: 50.0703 Art History, Criticism and Conservation)

Completing the Art History Minor Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.0 in art courses.

Academic Advice

The student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 to remain in good standing in the Art History program. If students drop below this GPA, they will be placed on department probation and given a semester to improve their standing. Students who do not improve will be dismissed from the program. To graduate, a minimum GPA of 2.0 is compulsory in all courses required for the minor.

Transfer Credit Policy

When a student transfers from another institution, their coursework must be equivalent to UB art history courses. Transfer credits are applied toward the department's degree requirements toward the art history major.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Residency Requirement

A student must complete a minimum of 30 undergraduate credit hours (the equivalent of one full year of study) at the University at Buffalo in order to earn a degree from the university. The following forms of credit may not be used to fulfill the residency requirement: transfer work, proficiency exams, Advanced Placement, military training, study abroad, cross-registration, international baccalaureate credit and experiential learning.

Prerequisite Courses

  • AHI 101 Survey of Art History: Egypt to Renaissance
  • AHI 102 Survey of Art History: Italian Renaissance to Contemporary

Required Courses

  • AHI 101 Survey of Art History: Egypt to Renaissance
  • AHI 102 Survey of Art History: Italian Renaissance to Contemporary
  • Four AHI courses above the 100 level

Departmental Honors Requirements

A minimum of 50% of credits for the major or minor program must be completed at UB. The University requires a minimum of 3.20 for “with distinction”; 3.50 for “with high distinction”; and 3.75 for “with highest distinction.”

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Art History Minor
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate 18

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting UB curriculum, prerequisite, or minor requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Jul 16, 2019 13:54:12