Museum Studies Minor

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*Enrollments in the Museum Studies Minor have been suspended indefinitely.

Museum studies is available as an undergraduate interdisciplinary minor. The purpose of the minor is to introduce students to various aspects of museum work, to acquaint them with the opportunities and problems faced by museums and museum personnel, and to create career opportunities for students who might seek employment in a museum. Emphasis will be placed on actual work situations in such diverse museum functions as exhibition, curation, cataloging, acquisition, education and administration.


The museum studies minor consists of 18 hours, with 12 hours of required core courses and 6 hours of electives.

Core Courses: 12 hours selected from Anthropology 450A,B; Art and Design 207 and 447; History 497; Political Science 446. Electives: 6 hours selected from Anthropology 304, 442 or 460; Art and Design 499; Political Science 441; Geology 440; History 490, or 493; or courses listed above which are not used for the core.

Museum Studies Minor Requirements

Degree RequirementsCredit Hours
Core Courses: Selected from ANTH 450A, ANTH 450B; AD 207 and AD 447; HIST 497; POLS 446 12
Electives: ANTH 304, ANTH 442 or ANTH 460; AD 499; POLS 441; GEOL 440; HIST 490, or HIST 493; or courses listed above which are not used for the core. 6