Museum Studies Minor

Sponsored by the Art and Music, Fashion Design and Retailing, and History departments, this interdepartmental minor requires that students take a minimum of four (4) courses outside of their major subject area, including an internship. Only one (1) course may be taken within the student’s major subject area. Courses in the minor may also be used to fulfill general education requirements. To complete the course residency requirement for a minor, a minimum of three (3) courses (12 semester hours) in the minor must be taken at Framingham State University.


The minor requires five (5) courses as follows:

Two (2) Required course:

  • MUSE 110 Introduction to Museum Studies
  • MUSE 495 Internship in Museum Studies

Choose one (1) course in Art History:

  • ARTH         

Choose one (1) course in History:

  • HSTY         

Choose one (1) course from the following:

  • ANTH 172 Interpreting the Past: Archaeological Perspectives
  • BIOL 212/212L Wildlife Specimen Preparation Techniques with Lab
  • ENGL 338 Grant Writing
  • FASH 223 History of Costume
  • FASH 253 Cultural Dress
  • FASH 347 History of Textiles