Art History Program
Even before humans developed writing systems, we expressed our ideas, observations, emotions and experiences through art. Major in art history at Mary Washington and you’ll access the rich resources of Washington, Richmond and New York while exploring the world’s artworks of antiquity to the modern day. You may spend a semester abroad to deepen your understanding as you prepare yourself for a life of empathy, observation, critical thinking and analysis.
Please consult the UMW Undergraduate Catalog for specific and up-to-date major requirements.
Undergraduate outcome data is collected by the UMW Career Center each year. The data is then broken down by major in order to determine how many graduates in each major are employed, attending graduate school, or pursuing a different path within 6 months of graduation.
“Knowledge Rate” describes the percent of graduates for which the institution has reasonable and verifiable information concerning the graduates’ post-graduation career activities.
“Career Outcomes Rate” describes the number of graduates who have landed in any of the employment categories (full-time, part-time, internship) in addition to service, military, and continuing education divided by the total number of students for whom an outcome is known.
Art History Alumni (2018-2022)
Total Graduates: 47
Knowledge Rate: 73%
Career Outcome Rate: 76%
Where do our alumni land?
- George Mason University
- The National Zoological Park
- Wentworth Gallery
- CITYarts, Inc.
- College of Charleston
- Aberystwyth University
- George Washington University
- San Jose State University
- Savannah College of Art & Design
- Syracuse University, Florence
- Wake Forest University
Alumni Success Stories
UMW alumni are excited to help current students and other alumni succeed in their fields. Below are stories from alumni about their experiences at UMW and after.
Art History Alumni Profiles: Read more about some of our successful Art History alums.