Become a Part of Art History

A Degree in as Little as 3 Years

Cultural institutions, museums, and archives seek individuals with a background in art history. Seton Hill University's B.A. in art history equips you with essential skills recognized by the Association of American Colleges and Universities for higher education. These skills encompass teamwork, problem-solving, inquiry, analysis, critical and creative thinking, and written and oral communication. Through this program, you'll explore and comprehend material culture spanning history's course.

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Why Earn a Degree in Art History from Seton Hill University?

As an art history student at Seton Hill University, you'll engage in courses that provide a broad foundation in art history and in the liberal arts, as you prepare for your future career or graduate study. At Seton Hill, you will:

  • Analyze art objects and movements from a variety of cultures, with sensitivity and an understanding of cultural relativityArt Center
  • Learn and study in our state-of-the-art facilities, including the Seton Hill Arts Center.
  • Experience all of the benefits of our Apple Distinguished School, which includes a MacBook Air laptop for all full-time traditional bachelor's degree-earning freshmen.
  • Have access and opportunities to utilize Seton Hill's various art galleries - as well as local museums and galleries - to present student work and view professional work from local artists.Study Abroad
  • Enjoy short art-focused Study Abroad opportunities led by faculty, and/or study abroad for a semester.

Fieldwork, Apprenticeships & Careers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs as curators and historians are expected to increase faster than average through 2026. Students in Seton Hill's Arts Programs have a history of successfully obtaining and completing apprenticeships and fieldwork in local and national museums.

As a Seton Hill University alum, you'll have career services for life - our award-winning Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) will work with you from your freshman year and beyond, supplying you with the career and professional skills that you'll need to succeed both on and off the Hill.

FacultyExpert Faculty

At Seton Hill University, you'll learn from faculty members with skills and experiences in various areas of the arts as you work side-by-side with them throughout your courses. 

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