The museum studies minor explores the history, theory, and management of museums and their collections. Students learn to think critically about how museums and their collections have defined history, culture, and art while gaining practical skills in management, educational programming, and grant writing.
- Interdisciplinary program incorporates the arts, humanities, business, social sciences, and sciences
- Internship opportunities in museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions
- Internationally recognized faculty from several disciplines
What You'll Study
Art, history, and culture meets business and science
Expert faculty from a myriad of disciplines
Across the disciplines, including art and art history, biology, business administration, classical studies, history, religion, and sociology and anthropology, faculty have come together to teach courses in this interdisciplinary program.
Hands-on learning through museum visits, internships, and the opportunity to curate your own digital exhibit.
Engage in hands-on learning through museum visits, internships, and even opportunities to curate your own exhibit.
Spaces and Facilities
Visit local museums, historical sites, galleries, special collections, and archives locally, regionally, and beyond.
Lecture Series and Annual Events
Courses bring the community into the classroom with invited speakers and presentations.
When You Graduate
Craft a career as an Artist, Scientist, or Museum Curator
Students can pursue graduate school in museum studies, or combine the minor with their primary major. Faculty support students in exploring their options while the hands-on curriculum offers exposure to working professionals in a variety of settings.
Museums studies is highly interdisciplinary, allowing students to take their career in many directions. Those who are interested in making museum studies their primary focus can find positions in various aspects of museum work, including curation, collections management, museum development and administration, special programs, and more.
- Collections Specialist
- Gallery Management
- Museum Administration
- Museum Curation