Jun 19, 2018  
2017-2018 Scripps Catalog 
2017-2018 Scripps Catalog

Art Conservation Major

Requirements for the Major

The Art Conservation major consists of fourteen courses plus senior requirements.

Prerequisites: Four or five courses in Art History and Chemistry as follows:

1. Art History: One course

  • ARHI051A PO  
  • ARHI051B PO  
  • ARHI051C PO  

2. General Chemistry: One or two courses*

*Completion of the AISS sequence will satisfy the general chemistry requirement

3. Organic Chemistry: Two courses

Upper Division Core: Seven courses

  • Art History - two courses
  • Archaeology - one course
  • Anthropology - one course
  • Art Conservation - one course
  • Studio Art - Two courses: one in two-dimensional art, one in three-dimensional art

Electives: One or two courses
Senior Requirements: One or two courses

Elective courses should be selected in consultation with major adviser.

Select one of the following options:

Option 1.  Conservation Policy or Historic Preservation

Option 2. Conservation Science or Practice


Honors Requirements:

The following is required to be considered for honors in Art Conservation:

  • 11.00 grade point average in the major;
  • Register for an honors thesis by the 10th day of the fall semester of the senior year;
  • Minimum grade of A- (minus) in Senior Thesis and/or Senior Seminar;
  • Write a thesis considered more substantial than that of students not pursuing honors;
  • Oral defense of thesis before thesis readers and one other faculty member from the Claremont Colleges.