Reconstruct history through art

Art is the representational record of history, and we invite you to take a closer look.

Piece together visual clues in images, buildings and objects to shed light on the human experience past and present with faculty dedicated to your intellectual development.

You'll debate art theory and criticism, while developing keen skills in visual analysis—an invaluable tool in our increasingly image-driven world.

Travel to major museums in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City, or visit our own Lore Degenstein Gallery to carefully study objects from different times and places.

Popular classes embrace the interdisciplinary nature of art history, examining art through the lenses of diversity, gender and politics. Art history also pairs well with a major or minor in anything from anthropology to communications to foreign language.

We are one of the only undergraduate institutions in the country to offer a museum studies minor. Pair that with an art history degree, and you'll be a leading candidate for a graduate school program in art history or museum studies. Our interdisciplinary minors help you gain a better understanding of important topics in today’s world.

Apply your love of art

Take what you learn into the real world with an internship at a professional art gallery or well-known museum at home or abroad. Our students have interned at The Andy Warhol Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art and The Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Our graduates are ready to step right into professional careers in and outside of the arts, working in museums, galleries, higher education, schools and cultural nonprofits. Some go on to professional programs in art history or museum studies at schools like the University of Edinburgh, Temple University and Boston University. 

A Susquehanna education provides students with flexibility in coursework so they can conduct research, intern and study abroad. When it comes to your major, you’ll begin taking classes in your chosen program of study in your first year.  

Here are some of the courses that art history majors take in their first few semesters at Susquehanna.  

  • Introduction to Art History I: Prehistoric to Late Middle Ages 
  • Introduction to Art History II: Renaissance to Modern 
  • Renaissance Art History 
  • Modernism and the Avante-garde

Download the current course catalog on this page to see the full list of classes and course descriptions for Susquehanna’s majors.  

Graduates have gone on to jobs at:

  • Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia
  • Slifer House Museum
  • Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art
  • Rockefeller University
  • Coral Gables Museum
  • Astral Artists
  • Everhart Museum
  • Daemen College
  • City Year Rhode Island
  • WebPage FX

Graduates have gone on to graduate school at:

  • University of Edinburgh
  • Aberdeen University
  • University of Denver
  • University College London
  • Studio Arts College International
  • Kent State University
  • Drexel
  • Boston University
Ann Piper, M.F.A.

Department: Art
Associate Professor of Art

Email Address piper@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4581

Izabel Galliera

Department: Art
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

galliera@susqu.edu
570-372-4721

Amanda Lenig, M.F.A.

Department: Art
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Email Address leniga@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4622

Steven Leason

Department: Art
Adjunct Faculty in Art & Design

leason@susqu.edu
570-372-4281

Christine Swisher

Department: Art
Adjunct Faculty in Art & Design

Email Address swisherc@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4384

Gordon R. Wenzel

Department: Art
Adjunct Faculty in Photography

wenzelg@susqu.edu
570-372-4624

Juliann E Boggs

Department: Provost
Academic Assistant

Email Address boggsj@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4281

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Department of Art

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Cunningham Center for Music and Art

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Phone & Email

Mark Fertig, department head
570-372-4623
fertig@susqu.edu