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Museum Studies Certificate

Students with backgrounds in Museum Studies move on to a broad range of occupations not only in museums, but in national parks, libraries, zoos, and aquaria.

Through the combined efforts of the Anthropology Program and the Museum of Anthropology, two Museum Studies courses are offered each academic year that coincide with the Museum Studies Certificate. The certificate is recommended for those wishing to continue in graduate studies in museums or in professional museum work.

Through their experience in the certificate program, students can:

  • Become familiar with the history, philosophy and goals of modern museums.

  • Learn the processes surrounding museum collections and practice.

  • Build a foundation in museum administration, education, collections, and exhibit design.

For details on how to obtain a Museum Studies certificate, students should visit the Anthropology Office at Old Main, in room 245. Students considering earning a certificate need to meet with the certificate advisor, Dr. Molly Boeka Cannon, as early as possible for help planning a course of study. Dr. Cannon will sign the necessary forms for the certificate to be added to a students' transcript upon graduation.

Certificate Advisor: Dr. Molly Boeka Cannon
Museum Director
Old Main 252A

Museum Studies Certificate Requirements