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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, Museum Studies Concentration, (BA)

The Museum Studies concentration 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 apply classroom lessons in the professional setting at two on-campus museums before completing an off-site internship.

Degree Requirements: 120 Credits

General Education* 35-36
Major 69
Electives 15-16
Total Credits 120

*HIST 101 HIST 102 HIST 201 , or HIST 202   (up to 6 credits) are counted above as major credits. Those credits also satisfy requirements for the general education program (41-42 total credits required).

Requirements for the history major (BA) are:

General Education Curriculum

University Success Skills

(1 credit)


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


Take one MATH course for 3 or 4 credits.  

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.  

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.  


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.​


General Electives - 15 - 16 Credits