Certificate in Museum Studies

Requirements (32 units)

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

Certificate Requirements

ANTH 374Collections Management4
or HIST 374 Collections Management
ANTH 375Museum Management4
or HIST 375 Museum Management
ANTH 376Exhibition Development and Design4
or HIST 376 Exhibition Development and Design
ANTH 378Museum Curation4
ANTH 576B-EInternship in Museum Studies (for a total of 4 units)4
or HIST 575
Internship in History
A minimum of twelve units chosen from the following:12
Theories of Play (note: HD 304 has prerequisite requirements of PSYC 201 or HD 280 or PSYC 280)
Historical Archaeology
Historical Archaeology
Archival Practices
Archival Practices
Introduction to Cultural Resource Management
Introduction to Cultural Resource Management
Archaeological Laboratory Analysis
Museum Education and Programming
Museum Education and Programming
Visitor Studies and Evaluation
Visitor Studies and Evaluation
Internship in Museum Studies (for a total of 4 units)
Beginning Woodworking and Furniture Design
Introduction to Oral History
Historic Preservation
Total Units32