Leda Cempellin, Associate Professor/Program Coordinator
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
101 Grove Hall, Box 2802
Museum Studies in an interdisciplinary minor program providing students with a strong background in the preservation and presentation of cultural materials and artifacts, as well as communication, design, and management skills. It will prepare them for entry level jobs in museums, cultural organizations, historical sites, and for graduate study in the discipline of Museum Studies or in other fields including art history, children’s educational programming, the chemical and biological sciences involved with materials preservation, management of non-profits, electronic and multi-media design.
Student Learning Outcomes
As a result of completing the minor in Museum Studies, students will:
- demonstrate familiarity with museum professions, practices, and management.
- integrate design and communication skills for effective exhibits and interpretations.
- understand the contexts and uses of cultural and natural objects.
- develop knowledge of the legal, ethical, and social responsibilities of museums as educational institutions.
- demonstrate proficiency in the technical aspects of museum work, including the care and management of collections, technology applications, and disaster preparedness.
Eighteen hours with a “C” or better in each course are required for the minor.
Students will select a concentration of nine credits for more focused experience in specific areas of interest: Art and Design; Early Childhood Programming; Natural History/Gardens; American Indian History and Culture; and Agricultural Preservation.
Course Delivery Format
Program courses are taught on campus, online, and in field based settings.