Museum Studies - Minor

The minor in Museum Studies is offered in cooperation with the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Architecture, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The increase of collections, curatorial facilities and museums ensures this minor is a wise choice for any student with an interest in Anthropology or related fields. The minor will provide students with a foundational understanding of museum studies while giving them professional experience working in a museum. Coursework includes a minimum of 15 hours, including one core course (3 hours), one internship course (3 hours), and three elective courses (9 hours).

ANTH 421Advanced Museum Studies3
ANTH 484Anthropology Internship3
or MAST 484   or Undergraduate Internship 
MUST 221/ARCH 221Foundations of Museum Studies3
or MAST 220   or Introduction to Museums and Conservation 
Minor Electives9
Select from the following:
Historical Archaeology
Archaeological Artifact Conservation
Archaeological Photography
The Arts of America
Museums and the Construction of Identities
MAST 352
Material Culture
Collections Care and Management
Philosophy of Art
Methods of Environmental Interpretation
Video and Time Based Media
Total Semester Credit Hours18

Students must make a grade of "C" or better in all courses.