Museum Studies Undergraduate Certificate

Be a gatekeeper for artifacts and documents

Do you want to work in a museum, archive, library or other related fields? This certificate program builds your readiness. Learn the basics about museum work and gain insight into today’s museum world.

Persons interested in pursuing the Museum Studies Undergraduate Certificate should meet with the Museum Studies Program Coordinator prior to applying for admission to review scheduling of projected course offerings.

Museum Studies

This certificate is for students who are interested in pursuing a career in a museum studies, archival studies, library studies, or other related fields. The certificate is designed to teach students the basics about museum work and to provide insight into today’s museum world.

Program requirements (12 hours)

  1. ART 273(3) and MST 388(3) and MST 488(3); or MST 388(3) and any two of the following: MST 380(3), MST 381(3), MST 382(3).
  2. After the completion of at least two of the above three courses, students must complete MST 495(3). The internship is supervised by the Museum Studies Program Coordinator; however, if the student is also doing a Museum Studies minor, the internship is supervised by the respective track area advisor.
  3. All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.

Program restrictions

The cross-listed courses ART/MST 388 and ART/MST 488 may not be double-counted between an Art History major and a Museum Studies minor and/or a Museum Studies Certificate. In the event that a student is both an Art History major and a Museum Studies minor and/or doing the Museum Studies Certificate, these two courses will count only for the Museum Studies minor and the Museum Studies Certificate and NOT also for the Art History major.

Completion requirement

Attain a grade of C or better in all courses used to fulfill the certificate requirements.

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