Undergraduate Programs

Not too many Art History students get to explore one of the world’s best art museums as their classroom.

University of Toledo Art History majors go to class at UToledo’s Center for the Visual Arts on the campus of the Toledo Museum of Art. Study the history of art and architecture and analyze art’s meaning, style and social context. Gain access to TMA’s 45 galleries, library, research facilities and art education programs.

Art History Concentrations

Art Museum Practices — This concentration emphasizes professional standards, practices and procedures used in contemporary museums of art.

Top Reasons to Study Art History at UToledo

  1. Invaluable museum experience.
    UToledo students who choose the optional concentration in Art Museum Practices work with UToledo faculty and Toledo Museum of Art professionals to design and install an exhibition at the museum.
  2. Real-world skills.
    UToledo Art History bachelor’s degree students are prepared for the current job market. They learn how to critique, write, research and problem solve as well as how to use tools and digital technology.
  3. Top-notch faculty.
    UToledo Art Department faculty members get to know their students. Faculty members exhibit their work around the world and bring their experiences into the classroom.
  4. Classes on the Toledo Museum of Art campus.
    Art History majors attend class in UToledo’s four-story Center for the Visual Arts on the TMA’s campus. The Frank Gehry-designed center offers undergraduate art students direct access to the museum’s resources.
  5. Work in the community.
    Art majors have added to their portfolios by:
    • Curating exhibitions at “guerrilla galleries” in Toledo
    • Crafting wearable sculptures displayed on the runway in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion
    • Attending classes and conferences around the U.S. and the world with UToledo professors
  6. Accredited.
    The Department of Art in UToledo's School of Visual and Performing Arts is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
  7. Become an art educator.

What jobs can I get with an Art History degree?

Art History majors have used the flexibility, understanding and critical skills learned in their undergraduate studies to find work in arts administration, architecture, film, law, journalism, business, communications and higher education. They also are employed as:

  • Architectural preservationist
  • Art dealer
  • Fine arts photographer
  • Graphic designer
  • Professor
  • Librarian
  • Museum curator, administrator, educator or registrar
  • Private art collections manager

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

At UToledo, we take you beyond the textbooks and the four walls of a classroom. These real-world experiences are what help our graduates gain professional skills and land jobs.


Finding an internship is easy thanks to UToledo’s robust community partnerships with companies and organizations around the region. Dive into unique opportunities that prepare you to launch your career.

Internships help you:

  • Gain practical experience
  • Build your resume
  • Refine your skills
  • Cultivate contacts

Internships often lead to full-time jobs after graduation!

Career Services can help you track down job opportunities. You also might be able to receive academic credit for your internship or job.


UToledo is known for its undergraduate research opportunities. Start as early as your freshman year. Work with faculty who enjoy collaborating with students.

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Our Office of Undergraduate Research can:

  • Connect you to faculty mentors and projects
  • Help you find funding
  • Help you present your research at conferences and other events

Study Abroad

Travel, experience new cultures and meet new people — all while earning college credit.

UToledo's Education Abroad Office can help you find the perfect opportunity. You can apply for grants, scholarships and financial aid to help fund study abroad.

  • Semester at Sea
  • Short-term, summer and faculty-led trips
  • Direct exchange programs with other universities
  • Teach English abroad
  • Global health program (med student clerkships)
  • Rocket Kids (work with youth around the world)

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

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On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Choose Ohio First scholarship

Ohio residents who have been accepted into this STEM program are eligible for the Choose Ohio First scholarship — a four-year, renewable scholarship.

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.








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Last Updated: 9/22/23