Art History

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) - (CSUGE) AA742 (IGETC) AA743
Art History

Art History

Art History is the academic study of objects of art considered within their time period. Art historians analyze visual materials such as painting, sculpture, and architecture, and consider them within their historical context. Completion of the Art History: Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) will prepare you to meet minimum lower division admission requirements (60 transferable units) for transfer to a California State University (CSU)or the University of California (UC). For transfer to a UC, please consult with a counselor for additional courses that may be needed. The Art History program map below includes all of your major coursework and recommended general education courses by term that is needed to fulfill your degree and transfer requirements. 

Art History - ADT (CSU and UC)

0-21 units
Fall/Spring Units
Art History 1 or 2 3
English 1A or 1AH 4
French, Spanish or Italian 1 5
Choose one:
Ethnic Studies 1, 3, 7, 8; Ethnic Studies 13/Philosophy 14; Ethnic Studies/History 14, 15, 44; Ethnic Studies/Political
Science 21, 23
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Art-15, 20, 30A, or PHO-8 3
Art History 1 or 2 3
22-36 units
Fall/spring Units
MAT-25 3
English 1B or 1BH  4
French, Spanish or Italian 2 5
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
History 6/6H, 7/7H, 14, 31 or 34 3
37-52 units
Fall/spring Units
Choose 2 courses: Art History 4 or 5 or 9 or 12  6
Anthropology 1 or 1H with lab or Biology 6 4
Communication Studies 1/1H, 6, or 9/9H 3
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Political Science 1 or 1H 3
53-64+ units
Fall/spring Units
Sociology 1 or 2 or 10 or Psychology 1 or 8 or 35 3
ART-17 3
Geography 1 or Oceanography 1 3
Guidance 47 or Kinesiology 4 or Sociology 12 3

For alternative CSU/UC General Education options refer to the RCC Catalog, under Requirements for College Transfer.


Milestones are courses, co-curricular activities and recommendations from your Student Success Team that will keep you on track towards completion of your degree. Check off your milestones as you complete them.
  • Complete English 1A (transfer-level English)
  • Complete transfer-level math
  • Complete Two Entry Level Art History Courses
  • Apply to Universities (CSU/UC application period Oct 1-Nov 30)
  • Apply for ADT degree by beginning of spring term before transfer
  • Complete RCC Graduation application (during your last term)
  • Meet with your Counselor to Complete your Comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP)
  • Complete FAFSA (Oct 1st - Mar 2nd for priority)
  • Meet with Faculty Advisor for career/research opportunities
  • Meet with your Counselor to update SEP (every semester)
  • Meet with your Counselor for pre-graduation check
  • Research Potential Clubs on Campus
  • Participate in tutoring, student success workshops or supplemental instruction
  • Visit the Career Center for Internship opportunities
  • Research transfer institutions
  • Attend Transfer workshops and Transfer Fair
  • Participate in an internship/ job shadowing

Careers for Art History Majors

Salaries Range : $31,000- $72,000

Most Art Historians work in museums, galleries, historical societies,
archives, or at universities. They may work as curators, in
restoration and preservation, in collections management, public
education, development and fundraising, or as professors.