Jun 09, 2023  
2022-2023 Scripps Catalog 
2022-2023 Scripps Catalog

Art Conservation and Heritage Science Major

Requirements for the Major

A major in Art Conservation and Heritage Science requires a minimum of 13 courses plus senior requirements. 

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

1. Art History (one course)

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 in consultation with adviser

Senior Requirements: One or two courses

Select one of the following options:

Option 1.  Conservation Policy or Historic Preservation

  • Take two additional courses from a required Art Conservation area (e.g., science, art history, anthropology, archaeology, or art conservation)
  • Organic Chemistry recommended, but not required.
  • ARHI191 SC Senior Thesis  

Option 2. Heritage Science or Practice

Honors Requirements:

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

  • 3.67 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;
  • 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.