Art history program faculty member showcasing artwork.
Art History

College for Women | School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

An art history degree from St. Catherine University immerses you in the depth and breadth of Western art history. The art history program places a special emphasis on contemporary art and studying the roles and representation of women.

Program Details

Take 32 credits per year to finish your degree in four years.

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Immerse Yourself in the World of Art

At St. Kate's, the art history major is unique in its requirement of studio art courses — so you experience how art is created.

Studio art faculty frequently share their expertise with art history majors in the studio, and art history faculty lead museum and gallery tours to the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Walker Art Center with studio art majors.

In addition to traditional art studios on our St. Paul, Minnesota campus, St. Kate’s has a photography and state-of-the-art computer lab, and the Visual Resources Library has more than 30,000 images and access to ArtStor, a global, digital image bank.

Students in front of the Visual Arts Building
Careers in Art History

When you major in art history degree at St. Kate's, you will develop creative thinking skills, observational aptitude, and the ability to look at issues from multiple perspectives. These skills will prepare you for a variety of careers in art and art history, including:

  • academia and education
  • art galleries and museums
  • auction houses
  • graphic design, illustration, and photography
  • interior design and architecture

You will also be prepared for graduate work in art history and museum studies.