May 27, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Major, B.A. (Art History Concentration)

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Department Information

Department of Art & Design

P.O. Box 70708
Johnson City, TN 37614 
Phone: (423) 439-4247
Web Address:

The Department of Art & Design recommends this degree for those students seeking a solid liberal arts education with a specialization in Art History. The student may continue toward the M.A. or Ph.D. in art history after earning a B.A. degree in Art with an Art History concentration.

B.A. degree students are encouraged to discuss career options with an advisor. The B. A. in Art with an Art History concentration requires a minor. Consult with the Department of Art & Design for assignment of appropriate advisor. It is essential that all students work closely with their advisors in selecting classes and the required minor.


Students with 0-59 earned credits:

Contact the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) to schedule an appointment with your advisor. Visit the CASE website and call (423) 439-5602.

Students with 60 or more earned credits:

Contact your designated faculty advisor:

Dr. Scott Contreras-Koterbay
206 Yoakley Hall

Dr. Vida Hull
309 Ball Hall

Dr. Peter Pawlowicz
310 Ball Hall

Transfer Students

Transfer students majoring in Art History should contact Dr. Scott Contreras-Koterbay for advising as soon as possible. This will ensure that the student’s previous work will be coordinated efficiently with ETSU requirements.

For general information about the department or courses, contact Mira Gerard, Department Chair at or (423) 439-4247.

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requirement 37 credits
     Major Core    (9 credits)
     Concentration    (28 credits)
Minor 18-24 credits
Free Electives 17-24 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: ARTA-BA (ARTH) 

Course grade minimum: Grades in Art applied to the major must be “C” or above. This also includes ARTH 2010 

College of Arts and Sciences : Visit link to view the complete list of B.A. degree requirements.

  • Foreign Language course 2020 or higher with C- or better
  • Non-U.S. History (3 credits)
  • MATH 1530  or MATH 1910  


General Education Requirements  

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Major Specific courses listed in General Education Requirements:

Total Requirements for Art Major: 37 credits

Art Major Core Requirement: 9 credits

Art History Concentration Requirements: 28 credits

  • One studio course at 2000 level or above (3 credits)
  • Eight (8) 4000 level Art History courses (24 credits)

Choose one (1) of the following:


Minor: 18-24 credits

Free Electives: 17-24 credits

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency Exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements.

Licensure Certification: Students interested in pursuing a teacher licensure program for certification should contact the advisor in the Office of Student Services, 321 Warf-Pickel Hall, College of Education. Students will major in the subject they wish to teach and minor in Secondary Education .

Visual Arts, Grades 7-12 Secondary Visual Arts Education Content Area  

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