Museum Studies


The mission of the Museum Studies program is to provide an introduction to the various aspects and a fundamental understanding of the museum profession. Through the study of museums, their practices, history, and philosophies, students are provided with a strong foundation for beginning their museum career exploration.

This course of study is designed to give the student a broad overview of the various aspects and issues that one may face in the workplace. Through classroom study, practical application, and individualized attention, the Museum Studies program is designed to allow students to personalize their course of study to their career outcomes.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of a minor in Museum Studies, students will be able to:

  • Articulate principles for collections management and care.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the historical and philosophical context for the museum in modern America.
  • Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of museum administration, education, and exhibit design principles.