Certificate in Museum Studies

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 6000-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 6000-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 (15 units)

A Minimum of 15 Units Chosen From These Courses: (15)15
Historical Archaeology
Introduction to Cultural Resource Management
Archival Practices
Introduction to Public History
Historic Preservation
Collections Management
Museum Management
Exhibition Development and Design
Historical Documentaries
Museum Curation
Internship in History (May be repeated for a total of 6 units)
Independent Study
Advanced Archival Practices
Advanced Cultural Resource Management
Advanced Public History
Advanced Museum Management
Advanced Exhibit Design
Advanced Museum Curation
Advanced Topics in History
Directed Graduate Studies
Graduate Project
Total Units15