Earning a Certificate in Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies prepares students for entry-level careers in museums, cultural heritage sites, and similar venues that promote public outreach and education, and provides a solid foundation for students who wish to pursue advanced studies in the field of museum studies. Core courses introduce students to the history of museum and cultural heritage management, administration, curation, artifact handling, collections management, interpretive planning, exhibitions, education, ethics, and working with indigenous communities.

Effective Fall 2020

Courses used to satisfy requirements outside this certificate cannot count toward completing this certificate. If using a course toward major/concentration/minor/honors requirements, the student must take a different course for this certificate.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Required courses:
ANTH 240Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies3
ANTH 462Anthropology Curation and Exhibition Methods3
Select one course from the following:3
Practicum 1
Internship 1
Internship 1
Internship–Ethnic Studies 1
Internship 1
Select one course from the following:3
Comparative Legal Systems
Archaeology and the Public
Heritage Resource Management
Group Study: Art History
Indigenous Knowledges
Practice of Public History
Program Total Credits:12

Must be museum or cultural heritage related.