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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
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Art Major, B.A. (Art History Concentration)

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Department Information

Department of Art & Design
PO Box 70708
Johnson City, TN 37614 
Phone: (423) 439-4247
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/cas/art/

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 www.etsu.edu/cas/case/ 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. Michael Fowler

Transfer Students

Transfer students should contact the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) 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 Travis Graves, Interim Department Chair at gravest@etsu.edu or (423) 439-5296.

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.

  • Completion of a foreign language course numbered 2020 or above with a grade of C- or better. Students may be required to take courses numbered 1010, 1020 and/or 2010 based on a placement test or equivalent.
  • 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


  • Eight (8) 4000 level Art History courses (24 credits)

Choose one (1) of the following to count toward the 4000 level Art History courses:

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.

Most minors range from 18-24 credits. Those few minors with more than 24 credits may affect the number of free electives allowed.

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. 

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