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The art history minor introduces students to numerous periods of art, cultural and historical events, visual means of expression and communication, and research methods. Students who minor in art history have the opportunity to serve as curators or jurors for Art Department exhibitions and to work with the Fine Arts Center Gallery director, as well as have access to Northeastern’s extensive collection of more than 250,000 art history slides.

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Admission to the Program 

To declare the art history minor, contact the Art Department at (773) 442-4910 to discuss your interests, needs and program requirements.


For general Northeastern admission requirements, the Admissions Office helps new and returning students through the application process. In addition, the Transfer Center assists transfer students and returning veterans to transition to Northeastern.

Degree Requirements 

Art history minors are required to complete 18 credit hours of coursework (listed below).


Required Courses for Art History Minor


Required Core Courses


6 credits


Art History I

3 credits


Art History II

3 credits




Four 300-level Courses


12 credits


300-level Art History (to be coordinated with your advisor)

3 credits



18 credits




Throughout Chicago and the surrounding area, internship opportunities are available at many companies, museums and organizations. We encourage and support each student to seek and apply for positions at museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Art Institute of Chicago, local galleries and art centers such as Brickton Art Center and Dubbhe Carreno Gallery, and non-profit organizations such as the North River Commission and North Branch Project.




Looking to go beyond local opportunities? The department organizes annual educational trips to areas in Italy, Peru or China. Find out where we’re going next.

Program Contact Information 

If you are interested in pursuing an art history minor at Northeastern, please contact the Art Department at (773) 442-4910.

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