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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Programs in Art and Music History

When you study Art and Music Histories at Syracuse University, you'll enhance your studies through access to Special Collections, the Belfer Audio Laboratory, University art galleries and unique study abroad opportunities. An undergraduate degree in Art and Music Histories will help set you on the path to a career in education, performance, arts management, architecture, writing or many other fields.

B.A. in Art History

The B.A. degree in Art History prepares students to write, speak, and analyze art and visual culture, preparing them for a wide range of careers in such sectors as museums, galleries and the art market, education, cultural heritage and cultural management.

Minor in Art History

Art History prepares students to write, speak, and analyze art and visual culture, preparing them for a wide range of careers in such sectors as museums, galleries and the art market, education, cultural heritage and cultural management.

B.A. in Music History and Cultures

The major in Music History and Cultures is designed for students who wish to study music in its historical, social and cultural contexts and in relation to other arts.

Minor in Music History and Cultures

The minor in Music History and Cultures is designed for students who wish to study music in its historical, social and cultural contexts and in relation to other arts.

B.A. in History of Architecture

The major in History of Architecture explores the history of styles and monuments. It also provides you with a rich and nuanced understanding of how humanity has interacted with the environment by constructing buildings and cities and by manipulating the landscape, under different social, political, technological and economic circumstances.

Minor in History of Architecture

The minor in History of Architecture provides you with a rich and nuanced understanding of how humanity has interacted with the environment by constructing buildings and cities and by manipulating the landscape, under different social, political, technological and economic circumstances.

B.A. in Fine Arts

The Fine Arts major allows students to draw from both art history and music history courses, as well as studio art and music lessons or ensembles, in crafting the specific concentration of their major.

Minor in Fine Arts

The minor in Fine Arts requires coursework drawn from any combination of the department’s constitutive disciplines (art history, music history, and history of architecture).