Employment for Art History and Archaeology Grads

Ninety-one percent of RC graduates who participated in the alumni survey indicated receiving job offers or an acceptance to graduate school within six months of graduation.

Develop your job skills

  Brandon Adams 

Studying Art History and Archaeology builds skills that will make you a valuable employee after college:

  • observing closely, discerning visual cues, making perceptive judgments
  • analyzing and interpreting information from visual as well as textual sources
  • using critical reasoning to evaluate arguments and form opinions
  • expressing ideas in a confident and thoughtful way
  • communicating clearly both orally and in writing

    Majoring in Art History can serve as preparation for careers in teaching, museums, commercial galleries, auction houses, historic preservation, publishing, filmmaking, fashion, advertising, law, or the corporate world. The Art History major and minor may even offer you an advantage for acceptance into professional fields because law, communications, business, and medical schools actively seek college graduates with diverse intellectual backgrounds and training.

    For further information about general careers you can pursue with these skills, contact the Office of Career Services.

    For careers specific to Art History and Archaeology see this page.

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