Museum Studies Minor

This interdepartmental minor requires that students take a minimum of five (5) courses outside of their major department. Students are strongly encouraged to complete a museum internship to complement the minor. To complete the minor, four (4) of the five (5) courses must be taken outside the student’s major department. No course may fulfill both major and minor requirements, but courses in the minor may be used to fulfill general education requirements. No Museum Studies minor will be awarded without compliance with the above format.


The minor requires five (5) to seven (7) courses as follows:

One (1) Required course:

  • INTD 371 Museum Studies

Choose two (2) of the following:

  • ANTH 172 Interpreting the Past: Archaeological Perspectives
  • FASH 253 Cultural Dress
  • FASH 278 History of Furniture
  • FASH 347 History of Textiles
  • FASH 223 History of Costume

Choose two (2) of the following:

  • ARTH 200 Art and Social Values
  • ARTH 272 History of Art II
  • ARTH 282 American Art
  • INTD 381 Museum Seminar or any two (2) courses approved by the Art Department Chair

Choose two (2) of the following:

  • HIST 154  Europe and the World since circa 1450
  • One (1) 300-level History course approved by the History Department Chair