2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 29, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Museum Studies Minor

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Program Coordinator/Contact

Leda Cempellin, Professor/Program Coordinator
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
101 Grove Hall, Box 2802

Program Information

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, 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.

Academic Requirements

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; Educational Programming for Early to Middle Childhood; Botanical Gardens and Arboreta; American Indian History and Culture; and History, Science, and the Land.

Course Delivery Format

Program courses are taught on campus, online, and in field based settings.


Select six credits from one of the following concentrations. Credits: 6

Botanical Gardens and Arboreta Concentration

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