Located in the historic and beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina, the Department of Art History houses College of Charleston’s leading and nationally recognized programs in art history and historic preservation. The department is one of the largest independent art history departments in the Southeast and among the few in the nation that specialize in undergraduate education. The department offers a thorough, diverse and exciting educational experience, leading to a B.A. in Art History, a B.A. in Historic Preservation and Community Planning, or an M.S. in Historic Preservation (joint program with Clemson University). The department’s curriculum combines a wide variety of courses in art history and historic preservation with the advantages of a liberal arts education.