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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Museum Studies, (BA)


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The museum studies major (BA) provides students with the academic training and hands-on experiences needed to work in the museum field. Students work to realize an understanding of the important role of museums within their communities and develop the skills necessary to serve as museum administrators, curators, and educators. Students assemble a portfolio that demonstrates competence in the various sub-fields of museum work. Many portfolio projects are completed in cooperation with local museums, historical agencies, and the two on-campus museums (The Doak House Museum and The President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library).

Degree Requirements: 120 Credits


General Education  41-42
Major 51
Electives 27-28
Total Credits 120

Requirements for the museum studies major (BA) are:

General Education Curriculum


University Success Skills


(1 credit)

Communication


Take ENGL 110 (3 credits), ENGL 111 (3 credits), and one course in COMM or SPCH (3 credits) for a total of 9 credits.

Mathematics


Take one MATH course for 3 or 4 credits.  Choice may be dictated by program; see Special Requirements section above.

Arts and Humanities


Take one literature course (3 credits) and one additional course from either category (3 credits) for a total of 6 credits.

Natural Science


Take one science course (3 credits) along with that course’s lab (1 credit) for a total of 4 credits.  Choice may be dictated by program; see Special Requirements section above.

Behavioral Wellness and Social Science


Behavioral, Wellness, and Social Science:  Choose 2 courses for a total of 6 credits.  No more than one course may be from the Wellness category.  Choice may be dictated by program; see Special Requirements section above.

Religion


Choose one course for 3 credits - Must be a different religion course if used above to satisfy a requirement in the Arts and Humanities general education core.

Civic Studies


Choose one course for 3 credits.  Must be a different political science course if used above to satisfy a requirement in the Social Science general education core.​

Choose Two of the Following


General Electives - 27 to 28 credits


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