Central Michigan University's museum studies program is designed to prepare you for a career in the museum field. Your courses will give you the practical skills needed to work in these facilities, planning and installing exhibits, preparing education programs for the public, and caring for the collections.
This 24-credit hour minor, when matched with an appropriate academic major such as geology, earth science, art, teacher education, geography, recreation, history, biology, anthropology, is designed to give you the necessary background to pursue a career in the museum field. The courses also may be taken at the graduate level in conjunction with work in a related field.
Graduates of CMU who have taken museum courses have secured museum positions ranging from preparator to director in both state and regional institutions. With a minor in museum studies, you may find work in a variety of settings, including: aquaria; art galleries; botanical gardens; corporate archives and collections; historical houses and sites; monuments; museums; national, state and county parks; nature centers, and zoos.
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