Art History Minor

Step into the minds of artists as you examine the different styles and types of art throughout history.

What You'll Study

Combining the study of social and political history, ancient mythologies, and world religions, the Art History minor will prepare you for a career as an art historian.

With courses in stylistic analysis and visual literacy, you'll utilize the extensive museum and gallery resources right here in Youngstown, as well as nearby Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

Along with classroom studies, you'll also receive hands-on experience. Internships, volunteer opportunities, art student organizations and part-time work at the McDonough Museum of Art or the Butler Institute of American Art on campus are at your fingertips.


  • Art History Minor for Non-Art Majors

    Having a degree in something other than art doesn't mean you can't take advantage of the creative opportunities YSU has to offer.

    Learn more about the history behind some of the world's most famous art pieces. The six-course minor can be completed in 18 credit hours.

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Internships and Jobs


  • McDonough Museum of Art
  • Butler Institute of American Art