Museum Studies (B.A.)
Megan Pellegrino, Director of Museum Studies and Director of the Hoover Historical Center
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Students will care for objects in terms of collections policy, preservation and conservation, storage, exhibition design, transport and handling, environment, and basic registration methods.
2. Students will distinguish among the various kinds of visitors in terms of motivation and learning style in order to market to diverse groups, interpret objects for a variety of audiences, and generally enhance the visitor experience.
3. Students will demonstrate leadership skills critical to museum sustainability in terms of ethics, fundraising and development, project management, diversity and cultural sensitivity, and community collaborations.
4. Students will exhibit content knowledge in one of three areas: art history, history, or the natural sciences.
5. Students will master hands-on experiences in the practicum and internship in order to put theory into practice within a designated career cluster (leadership, curatorial, education).
6. Students will research and write effectively.
7. Students will communicate effectively through oral presentations and digital platforms.
- A Double-Major or Minor in one of the following disciplines: Visual & Performing Arts, Biology, Business, Chemistry, or Theology.
- A Global Learning (GL) experience
- General Education Requirements
- A total of 39 sem. hrs. in Museum Studies from Lists A, B, C and D below
- A minor in one of the following disciplines: Objects Conservation, Art, Art History, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Theology, or History (This requirement is waived for transfer students on a reduced core.)
|List A: Required Core Museum Studies Courses and Internships|
|MS 101||Introduction to Museum Studies||3|
|MS 201||Public History Practicum||3|
|MS 301||Museum Studies Internship I||3|
|MS 302||Museum Studies InternshipII||3|
|MS 401||Seminar in Museology||3|
|MS 402||SL:DM: Senior Capstone Project||3|
|List B: Required Core Content Courses|
|Select three of the following:|
|ARHI 101||T1:DV:History of Art||3|
|ARHI Elective 200 level or higher||3|
|BIO 101||T1:Principles of Biology I||3|
|or BIO 102||Principles of Biology II|
|HIST 101||T1:DV:World Civil to 1500||3|
|or HIST 102||T1:DV:World Civil 1500 to Pres|
|HIST 103||T1:DV:Hist of the U.S. to 1877||3|
|or HIST 104||T1:DV:Hist of U.S. since 1877|
|SOC 202||H2b:DV: Cultural Anthropo||3|
|List C: Required Museum Professionalism|
|Select nine semester hours from the following:|
|COM 360||Intro Advert/Public Relations||3|
|MS 225||Intro to Archives/Records Mgt||3|
|MS 320||Museums of Rome (In Rome)||3|
|MS 325||Exhibition Design||3|
|MS 330||Museum Education||3|
|MS 390||Museum Admin & Leadership||3|
|MS 415||Senior Internship||3|
|List D: Additional Professional Development Course|
|Select one of the following:|
|ENG 240||Professional Writing I||3|
|ENG 340||H3:Professional Writing II||3|
|ENG 342||Grant Writing||3|