• Undergraduates working on group projects in class

     Undergraduates working on group projects in class

Art Conservation Curriculum

A sample schedule for four years at UD

To earn a bachelor’s degree students must complete 124 credits and meet specific requirements as outlined in the University of Delaware undergraduate catalog. The following plan is only one example; each student will determine their course work in consultation with a department advisor. The average number of credits per semester ranges from 14-17. Winter and summer sessions can help lighten regular semester course work. Remember to check graduate school requirements to be sure you are fulfilling both graduation and graduate entrance requirements. We encourage students to major or minor in related fields such as chemistry, art history, anthropology, a language, art, material culture studies (minor only) etc. A double major within the College of Arts and Science requires 124 credits total (not 154). 


Freshmen 
 Fall Semester   
Spring Semester
Conservation Experience
(ARTC 101) 1
University Math Req. (MATH 113/114/115) 3
Critical Reading & Writing (ENGL 110) 3  
Intro Art History/Anthropology (100s) 3
Intro Art History/Anthropology (100s) 3
Elective/Breadth Requirement 3
Visual Acuity (ARTC 1XX) 3
Foreign Language (106/107) 4
Foreign Language (105/106) 4
Chemistry in Art (ARTC 1XX) 3 (suggested)
 
A not-for-credit summer internship in a registration department of a museum would be a great first experience.
 
Sophomore
Fall Semester   
Spring Semester
General Chemistry I (CHEM 103) 3-4  
General Chemistry II (CHEM 104) 3-4
Presrvtn of Cultural Prop I
(ARTC 301) 3
Presrvtn of Cultural Prop II (ARTC 302) 3   
Foreign Language (107) 4
Art Hist/Anthro (200-300) 3
Art Hist/Anthro (200-300) 3      
Elective/Breadth Requirement 3
Elective/Breadth Requirement 3  
Art (110/130/138/280/250/290) 3 
 
(or 2nd Foreign Language (105/106) 4)
 
Note: Students are encouraged to seek non-credit (or for credit) summer internships. 
 
Junior
Fall Semester   
Spring Semester
Organic Chemistry (CHEM 321) 4
Organic Chemistry (CHEM 322) 4
Color Mixing Matching
(ARTC 485) 3
Art (110/130/138/280/250/290) 3
  or Science of Color (ARTC 210) 4
ARTC Studio (ARTC 480/488/489/490) 3   
Art (110/130/138/280/250/290) 3
Art Hist/Anthro (200-400) 3
Internship (DLE) (ARTC 464) 3
Art Conservation Internship (ARTC 464) 3
Art Hist/Anthro (200-400) 3
 
Study Abroad during a winter session would be great!  6 credits
 
Senior
Fall Semester   
Spring Semester
Capstone (ARTC 495) 3
Art (110/130/138/280/250/290) 3
ARTC Internship (ARTC 464) 3
ARTC Studio (ARTC 480/488/489/490) 3
Elective/Breadth Requirement 6
Elective/Breadth Requirement 6
Additional Chem 3
Art Hist/Anthro (200-400) 3
 
                                     
Recommended Electives
Quantitative Chemistry II (Chem 120) 3
Intro to Biochemistry (Chem 342) 3
Earth’s Materials 1: Minerals (GEOL 300) 4
Intro Physics I & II (PHYS 201 & 202) 4
Technology and Culture (ANTH 222) (Group C)
Human Communication Systems (COMM 200) (Group C)
Introduction to Material Culture Studies (AMCS/ANTH 216) 3 (Group A)
Material Culture Research Seminar (AMCS 402) (2nd Writing)
Research & Methodology in Art History (ARTH 301) 3 (2nd Writing)
Seminar in American History (HIST 411) 3 (2nd Writing)
 
  • Care and Handling session with University Museums
  • Internship at the University of Pennsylvania Museum