Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs

a student drawingThe Department of Art and Art History offers undergraduate programs leading to the bachelor of arts degree and the bachelor of fine arts degree in studio art and the bachelor of arts degree in art history.

We also offer a minor in studio art.

Coursework and Degree Requirements

These vary by program. Please consult the UA Undergraduate Catalog or these pages for specific information:

Admission Requirements

Admission requires acceptable evidence of previous academic performance and scores on a recognized admissions test.

Applicants for freshman admission must submit official copies of their high school transcripts and either ACT or SAT scores. Transfer applicants must submit official transcripts of all college-level work attempted. Currently, there is a nonrefundable $40.00 application fee for freshman and transfer applications. If admission is denied, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions may suggest alternative ways to meet admissions criteria at a later time.

Applicants for admission are accepted as early as one year prior to the anticipated date of enrollment. After an evaluation of the applicant’s credentials, admission is granted into various categories, depending on the strength of the applicant’s background. Once admitted, a student may enroll in courses in any term, including the interim session and summer school, once a final transcript is received. Prospective students should ensure that their application credentials are submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as soon as possible.

Any student whose first language is not English will be required to provide proof of language proficiency.

A medical history, including proof of current measles vaccination (MMR) and TB screening, must also be submitted prior to enrollment for classes. The medical history form is part of the printed application packet and can also be found on the Student Health Center website.

For more detailed inquiries about the admissions process, please refer to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website.


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Freshman Advising

All incoming freshmen are advised through Bama Bound. In the fall, freshmen are advised in the College of Arts and Sciences for spring classes. Freshmen may look up the name of their advisor by going to the student tab at

2nd-semester Freshman through Senior Advising

Advisors for Department of Art and Art History undergraduate majors are listed at the student tab at Majors who are not assigned an advisor may come to the office or call to be assigned an advisor. All majors must email your assigned departmental advisor to schedule a meeting, using the subject line: “advising appointment.”

If you have any questions or need further assistance in advising, please call the department at (205) 348-5967.

Advising for Minors in Studio Art and Art History

Call the department at (205) 348-5967 or stop by Garland 307 if you would like to minor in art history or studio art or need advising as a minor.

UA Catalog

If you need to check the UA catalog, click on these links:


Scholarships are available for incoming, transfer, and current students. Visit our scholarships page for information.