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Minor

To be counted toward the minor, all courses in History of Art and Architecture must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.  Additionally, at least three of the five courses must be taken in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  For any course taken outside of the University, the student must provide a copy of the syllabus and petition the faculty to have the course count towards the minor.  Any upper-level course taken off-campus must be approved by the advisor or the Undergraduate Program Director.

You declare your minor only after completing the requirements above or during your final semester if you are in the process of completing them.  To declare the minor, complete the academic minor form and email it to Nancy Noble, Undergraduate Program Director, nnoble@arthist.umass.eduPlease note that academic minors cannot be declared after graduation.

Five courses totaling not less than 15 credits are needed for the minor, as follows:

  • Art-Hist 100 Survey:  Ancient to Medieval
  • Art-Hist 110 Survey:  Renaissance to Modern
  • Three upper-level courses selected by the student

- OR -

  • Art-Hist 115:  Introduction to the Visual Arts
  • Four upper-level courses selected by the student

- OR -

  • Art-Hist 115:  Introduction to the Visual Arts
  • Art-Hist 118:  History of Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Three upper-level courses selected by the student

- OR -

  • Art-Hist 118:  History of Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Four upper-level courses selected by the student

If you have questions about the Art History minor, please email Nancy Noble, Undergraduate Program Director, nnoble@arthist.umass.edu.