By studying art history at Sonoma State University, students equip themselves with critical skills, knowledge, and conceptual understanding to navigate the 21st century visual world. The art history program offers a B.A. and minor in art history as well as a minor in Museum and Gallery Methods. Students are exposed to a variety of methodological approaches in our classes as they learn to independently initiate their own research projects and develop practical skills. Activities include field trips to museums in Los Angeles and elsewhere, the annual Bay Area Undergraduate Research Symposium held at the de Young Museum, and designing and installing exhibitions in our galleries and other venues on campus.
Our program's particular strength is the individual attention and mentoring students receive. Professors work one-on-one with students on public speaking and presentation skills and assist in professional development. Our students have been accepted to prestigious graduate programs and won competitive internships on their way to fulfilling careers.