Art History Minor

The art history curriculum is designed to help students acquire an individual perspective on their own values and beliefs and on their places in a society increasingly shaped by visual communication. Majors and minors in art history become acquainted with the historical significance, cultural diversity, and intellectual richness of human artistic traditions, enabling students to investigate the complex roles played by the arts in a variety of social contexts.


In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

The minor consists of five courses at any level in art history.

Students majoring in another department may elect to pursue a minor in art history. Studio art majors may not pursue an art history minor. Students interested in pursuing both programmatic areas of the department may wish to consider the B.F.A.-A.H. degree.

See program page here for special opportunities.

Department of Art and Art History

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101 Hanes Art Center, CB# 3405

(919) 962-2015

Interim Chair

Jeff Spinner-Halev

Director of Undergraduate Studies for Art History

Eduardo Douglas

Director of Undergraduate Studies for Studio Art

Mario Marzán

Student Services Specialist

David Rashidi