48 months
56595 USD/year
56595 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Art History program at Drexel University  has a uniquely flexible curricular design in that it permits students to pursue art history as either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree.


The history of art explores the meanings, values, and purposes of the visual arts within the historical cultures that create them. Works of fine and applied arts are understood not merely as aesthetic forms, but as expressions of the social, economic, scientific, religious, and political contexts that gave rise to them. The study of art history thus effectively serves the high purposes of a liberal education by equipping students with an understanding of world cultures and their histories from multiple disciplinary perspectives, and by encouraging the development of critical thinking, reading, research, and writing skills.  

The Art History program at Drexel University is intended for students wishing to become professional art historians or who wish to supplement the art history curriculum with other courses leading to a specific career path. The BS degree is designed to allow students to combine the art history major with another major or to tailor the curriculum to their specific interests and aspirations. Both the BA and BS degrees require a total of 180.0 credit hours.

Career Opportunities

A major in art history can prepare students for a wide variety of careers, as well as preparation for graduate school.Possible career paths:

  • Museum Administrator
  • Gallery Director
  • Curator
  • Museum Registrar
  • Museum Educator
  • Art Consultant
  • Art Librarian
  • Editor
  • Art and/or Intellectual Property Law
  • Artist Representative

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Art History
  • Architecture and Society
  •  History of Art
  • Asian Art and Culture
  • Building Skills in Object Analysis   
  • Principles and Methods of Art History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National students: rolling basis until one month prior to the start of the term.


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


181 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate Admissions Application
  • Application Fee, $50
  • Essay
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Standardized Test Scores (Optional for Most Applicants)
  • Financial Aid Information
  • Proof of Financial Responsibility (International Applicants Only)
  • Portfolio
  • Writing Supplement (All Westphal College of Media Arts & Design Majors)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    56595 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56595 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    56595 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56595 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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