Help me choose! Art history major

<p>Hello, all.</p>

<p>So my previous college plans have fell through with two schools I was in love with (damn you EDI and EDII), and my safeties involve BU, Bard College, and a state school. I don't want to jinx myself, but granted I get into either BU or Bard College, which has a stronger program in art history? I know it's really specific, but I'd appreciate hearing from alumni/current students especially.</p>

<p>From what I can tell Bard spends a lot of money on new architecture, and has a vibrant artsy community. BU seems more academic and bigger, with a graduate program, more prone to internships with museums, etc (which is what I'm interested in doing).</p>

<p>Anyone considering the same choice I am?</p>

<p>Sorry if I offended anyone by calling BU and Bard a safety ... They really aren't and I would be happy to get in. Also, should I even care about the art history program if I get the choice, do academic departments matter more than student life?</p>

<p>Thanks for the help guys.</p>

<p>I've heard good things about art history at Bard (purely anecdotal). You might get more replies if you posted this to one of the respective school's forums.</p>

<p>i would not completely commit to a major to be honest. are you absolutely, positively sure 1000000% that you want to do art history? it might be better to go to a school that has a focus in a few areas that you are interested in so you can move around if needed. </p>

<p>however, it sounds like you're really interested in internships in art history so you may want to check out the museums around the prospective school AND see if they have available internships to students. for example, the museum of fine arts in boston has an internship program for sophomores and up year round. good luck!</p>