Art History (B.A.)

Why Study Art History at NIU?

Our art history division offers both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art. With a faculty of more than 40 artists, designers and scholars and an enrollment of more than 450 undergraduate and 80 graduate students, our program is one of best and most comprehensive public university art schools in the United States. We have strong, nationally established reputation in a number of fields.

Careers with an Art History Degree

Graduates from our art history programs are successful in a lot of different kinds of careers. You’ll find our graduates teaching at the college level, doing curatorial and related educational work in museums, in art-related library careers and in advanced graduate study at institutions around the world.

Art History Faculty

Our faculty members are recognized for their outstanding reputations for research in their special fields of study. We couple this with a commitment to teaching students from undergraduate to graduate levels, and a strong desire to see you excel.

Hands-on Learning Opportunities

We offer a broad range of opportunities for qualified students, including a rich selection of graduate programs, both privately endowed and university funded scholarships and several forms of financial aid. Our close proximity to culture hubs such as Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison offer enormous amounts of professional opportunities for exposure and development.

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