Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in History of Art. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing II)3
MATH 101 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning)3Quantitative Reasoning (Goal 1.2, BA Quantitative Reasoning)23
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
First Year Seminar (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)3Goal 2.2 Communication3
HA 150 (Goal 3 Humanities or Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, Major Pre-requisite)3HA 151 (Major Pre-requisite)3
 17 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
Goal 3 Social Science3Goal 3 Natural Science3
HA 165 (Major Requirement)3Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1-2
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3HA 300+ Breadth Course (Major Requirement)33
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 13-16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness 300+ (if needed), or elective3Goal 4.1 US Diversity3
HA 300+ Breadth Course (Major Requirement)33Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
HA 300+ Breadth Course (Major Requirement)33HA 300+ Breadth Course (Major Requirement)33
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3HA 300+ Breadth Course (Major Requirement)33
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
HA 300+ Breadth Course (Major Requirement)33HA Goal 6 Integration & Creativity (Major Requirement)43
LA&S 490 (Recommended, or elective)3HA Elective 300+, or Elective (Major Requirement)53
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3LA&S 492 (Job Search Strategies, or elective)1
 15 13
Total Hours: 120-123
1

The BA requires completion of two courses of collegiate-level writing instruction. Students who test out of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal 2.1 course. 

2

Visit this website for a list of courses that fulfill the BA Quantitative Reasoning requirement. 

3

Breadth Requirement: One course (3 hours) in History of Art at the 300+ level is required from each of the following six categories: Art between 400-1400: European, Mediterranean, or Near Eastern, Art between 1300-1600: European, Mediterranean, or Near Eastern, Art between 1600-1700: European, Art between 1700-1900: European or American, Asian art before 1900, and Art after 1900. See an advisor for help choosing courses for each category.

4

An Art History course approved for Goal 6 Integration & Creativity is required. The department recommends that students take the HA or Studio Art course to satisfy Goal 6 in either the fall or spring semester of their fourth year. HA 498 and HA 550 fulfill a Goal 6 requirement. 

5

A course may double count for a Breadth requirement within the major and also for Goal 6 of the KU Core. If one course is taken to fulfill both requirements, then an additional Art History elective at the 300+ level is required.

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to complete 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level, and 100 hours must be from within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal. However, overlap of a KU Core course with a major or degree-specific requirement is allowed. Overlapping is recommended to allow more opportunities to explore other majors and/or minors.