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Undergraduate Program


Art history majors should consult the Tufts Bulletin for liberal arts honors guidelines and Thesis Honors Program. When nominating seniors for honors, especially magna and summa, the department looks carefully at qualitative issues - performance in seminars, evidence of sophistication in work beyond the introductory level (e.g. work in advanced courses, senior thesis, independent study) - and not simply the quantitative criteria of GPA and A's earned.


Art & Art History Prize

Each year the Department of Art and Art History awards a prize to a graduating senior who has demonstrated a combination of superior academic achievement in course work (and independent study) and commitment to the field through participation in relevant activities beyond the classroom, such as work, internships or exhibitions, study abroad, and involvement with professional groups. Attention is given to the number, range and level of classes taken in Art and Art History, performance in FAH 100 (our capstone course), and to the quality of written work produced throughout. Selection is by faculty vote, and advisors are responsible for recommending candidates.

Architectural Studies Prize

The Architectural Studies Prize is awarded annually to a senior major in architectural studies who has demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to the field of architectural studies. The prize is supported by the memorial fund for Margaret Henderson Floyd, professor of art and architectural history.

Madeline Harrison Caviness Prize

The Department of Art and Art History has established the Madeline Harrison Caviness Prize in honor of our esteemed senior colleague. This prize will be awarded annually to the undergraduate major whose senior honors thesis merits recognition for its intellectual rigor, creativity, and scholarly promise.