This minor covers a broad spectrum of periods, cultures, and themes, with an emphasis on historical context.


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. A maximum of 6 credits of ARTH 398 Study Abroad in the History of Art  may be applied to the minor with permission of department.

For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: AH

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Students are strongly encouraged to participate in a study abroad program. ARTH 394 The Museum (Mason Core) is not required for the minor but is strongly encouraged. 


Select one to two 100- or 200-level courses in art history3-6
Select four to five 300- or 400-level courses in art history12-15
Total Credits18