Museum Studies, Minor
The interdisciplinary program in Museum Studies offers students an opportunity to explore the expanding field of museum work and museum research. The Museum Studies minor is designed to provide an introduction to the field, exposure to some of the skills and techniques required of a career museologist and an initial apprenticeship experience in a museum setting.
Today there are roughly 7,000 public museums in the United States, employing career museologists as well as professional curators, exhibit technicians, educators and others. Students contemplating a career in the museum field, or in a discipline such as anthropology, art, biology, geology, history, historic preservation, textiles and clothing, or in federal or state agency service, will find the minor particularly useful.