Art History

Degrees Granted
BA, Minor
Degree Level
Garden City

Study history of art from passionate scholars who care deeply about research and teaching.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Art History?

A bachelor’s degree in history of art (BA) is rather versatile and can prepare you for diverse career opportunities in a variety of cultural institutions, both public and private.

Work in museums, galleries, auction houses, libraries, and publishing houses. Thrive as researchers, archivists, art appraisers, gallerists, museum technicians, educators, art critics, curators, and administrators.

Consider broadening your education and professional opportunities by earning a Certificate in the Museum Studies Program, particularly designed to prepare students for a variety of careers and further graduate studies

Why Major in Art History at Adelphi?

  • Benefit from working closely with faculty members who will advise you in your studies and guide you through your research.
  • Receive one-on-one attention in small classes taught by our experienced art professors. Have the opportunity to take classes at some of the most famous museums in New York City.
  • Become career-ready with the right tools and internship experiences to succeed outside the classroom.

Galleries and Exhibitions

We proudly display the work of our students and faculty at ongoing exhibitions in gallery spaces in both Garden City and Manhattan:

  • Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery
  • Swirbul Library gallery
  • Gallery of the Performing Arts Center
  • Manhattan Center Gallery

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Adelphi’s proximity to New York City with some of the most prominent museums and galleries in the world, as well as a wide variety of smaller-scale museums on Long Island, provides multiple opportunities to learn about the objects’ history, original contexts, collectors and collecting practices.

Some additional components and resources of our bachelor’s degree in art history include:

  • Visiting artists and historians lecture series
  • A seminar that meets weekly in the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Contemporary Art class that meets in the museum and art galleries of Manhattan and Brooklyn
  • Opportunity to work with the objects in the University Archives and Special Collections
  • A two-week summer class in Florence, Italy that gives you an opportunity to study Renaissance art and architecture first-hand
  • Possibility for a semester-long study abroad

An Adelphi student looks out over the city of Florence.

Bachelor of Art History | Art History Degree Program

Discover Adelphi University’s Art History degree program committed to provide students with numerous learning opportunities within the world of fine arts, architecture, design, photography, and crafts. By studying the diverse artistic traditions, we strive to better understand the original contexts of the works of art, while exercising critical thinking and analytical skills.

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

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