Minor Requirements

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The Minor Program in the History of Art is designed to provide a structured and broad program for those students majoring in other disciplines but with a strong interest in the History of Art. Students minoring in the History of Art will take at least 5 courses (Upper Division Lecture or Seminar) with a minimum grade of C (total of 18-20 units). Up to two of these courses may be 3 unit courses. These should include courses in 2 separate chronological periods and 2 different geographical categories as specified below. 

Geographical: (A) Europe and the Mediterranean; (B) Asia and the Pacific; (C) The Americas; (D) Middle East and Africa; (E) Trans-cultural.

Chronological: (I) Prehistoric-1200; (II) 1200-1800; (III) 1800-present

Declaring the HA Minor

To declare the minor in the History of Art Department, a student must complete one upper-division course taught in the department and receive a grade of C or higher. Once this prerequisite is met, students may formally petition to declare the minor by making an appointment with the Undergraduate Advisor. Note: Students must declare the minor prior to the first day of classes in the term in which they intend to graduate.

HA Minor Progress

History of Art does not use the Academic Progress Report (APR). To review minor progress, check with the Undergraduate advisor.

Completion of HA Minor

Upon the completion of the HA minor requirements, students must fill-out the “Completion of L&S Minor” form (see Letters & Science’s Advising website) and return it to the Undergraduate Advisor.


Students minoring in History of Art are strongly encouraged to also take a lower division lecture course in art history and a course in art practice/materials. Students may also apply one Summer Session course to their minor requirements.

Residency Requirements

 A minimum of 3 required upper division courses must be taken in the History of Art Department at Berkeley.

Note: Work for the minor must be completed within the semester limit and unit ceiling for graduation. Courses accepted for a Minor Program may also satisfy L&S breadth requirements. A maximum of one course may be used to satisfy requirements of both a student’s major and minor.