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Art History (B.A.)

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Major requirements and their VCCS equivalents (and RBC equivalents if applicable)

JMU CourseVCCS CourseRBC CourseNotes
ARTH 205ART 101 or ART 201ART 201
ARTH 206ART 102 or ART 202ART 202

Advising Notes

Please Read: This major guide is a list of all possible major courses offered in the Virginia Community College System. Not all courses may be offered at your community college, and you are not required to complete all these courses in order to transfer. Rather, it’s designed to help you meet JMU major requirements before you transfer, and be better prepared to progress through the major once you arrive at JMU. Please be sure to read the advising notes for additional information on the major.

1. Art History does not require a portfolio review in order to declare the major.
2. Students must apply for admission to the Museum Studies concentration. To be eligible to apply for admission, students must have a cumulative 3.30 GPA within a minimum of 9 credits in art history (ARTH) and General Education art history (GARTH) courses. The program will consider grades from any new transfer student who has earned JMU approved credit for an art history course taken at another institution provided the student submits a transcript.
3. Students pursuing a BA degree must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language (either through the JMU foreign language placement exam or coursework). Please note that JMU does not grant transfer credit for the 101-102 levels of a foreign language that a student studied for two or more years in high school.

For more information:

Major Snapshot
Career Guide to JMU Majors: Art History
The School of Art, Design and Art History
JMU Major Guides for Virginia Community College Students