Undergraduate Certificate in Art History

The Certificate in Art History is designed for undergraduate students majoring in another field who also seek a concentration in art history. This certificate constitutes a sequence of five art history courses (15 credit hours) that provides students with a broad introduction to the field of art history.

All art courses must be taken on-campus
A minimum of 12 semester hours of credit used to satisfy the requirements of a certificate must be from USF courses; at least 50% of the required coursework must be earned from the institution awarding the certificate

USF coursework for a certificate must have a minimum GPA of 2.00

Certificate Hours - 15 Hours

Core Courses - 6 Hours
  • ARH 2050 History of Visual Arts I
  • ARH 2051 History of Visual Arts II
Elective Courses - 9 Hours
Students choose nine credit hours of coursework from the following list of courses:

  • ARH 4170 Greek and Roman Art
  • ARH 4200 Medieval Art
  • ARH 4301 Renaissance Art
  • ARH 4310 Early Italian Renaissance
  • ARH 4312 Late Italian Renaissance
  • ARH 4333 Northern Renaissance Art
  • ARH 4350 Baroque and Rococo Art
  • ARH 4430 Nineteenth Century Art
  • ARH 4450 Twentieth Century Art
  • ARH 4475C Contemporary Issues in Art
  • ARH 4520 African Art
  • ARH 4530 Asian Art
  • ARH 4571 Themes in Islamic Art and Architecture
  • ARH 4710: History of Photography
  • ARH 4890: Paris Art History
How do I enroll in the certificate?

For more information contact Rachel Lynch in the College of The Arts Advising Office, FAH 120. 813-974-1748, rhedrick@usf.edu

To ENROLL in the Certificate program, complete the online form "UG Certificate in Art History".

You will receive a confirmation of your enrollment in the Certification Program.

How do I receive the certificate?
Once you have completed the required courses and applied for graduation you MUST notify Rachel Lynch at The School of Art and Art History Main Office, FAH 231, 813-974-1748, rhedrick@usf.edu to approve completion of your certificate in order for it to be included on your permanent USF transcript.