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Undergraduate Catalog | 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2023-2024

Art History, Honors Program

The optional honors credential may be awarded to students with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of at least 3.25 in Art History courses. Candidates must meet GPA requirements to apply to program and maintain them to graduate with the departmental honors designation.

All program-level Admissions and Progression Requirements are in addition to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Admission Requirements .

Admissions Requirements

Current UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Students Majoring in Art History

To receive Honors in Art History, a candidate must:

  • See University Admission Requirements  
  • Approach an Art History faculty member with the desire to apply to the program and discuss the student’s expected area of research/topic.
  • After securing an Art History faculty member’s agreement to serve as thesis advisor, students must register for ARTH 3115  (offered in Fall semesters only) and earn an A in that course.  During the course, begin the Application to Candidacy process for graduating with honors, as directed by the Honors College.
  • Earn a grade of A in “Problems in Art History” seminar.
  • Register for ARTH 4700  and present an honors thesis based on in-depth research in primary sources to a committee composed of three members, at least two of whom must be Art History faculty.  An honors candidate may fulfill requirements 3 and 4 either in sequence, or concurrently during the same semester, as schedules demand.

Upon successful completion, the Honors notation will appear on a student’s official transcript.