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The General Studies requirements for Chadron State College are available on a separate page for easy reference. You may want to open the page in a new window or tab.

The mission of the Museum Studies program is to provide an introduction to the various aspects and a fundamental understanding of the museum profession. Through the study of museums, their practices, history, and philosophies, students are provided with a strong foundation for beginning their museum career exploration.

This course of study is designed to give the student a broad overview of the various aspects and issues that one may face in the workplace. Though classroom study, practical application, and individualized attention, the Museum Studies program is designed to allow students to personalize their course of study to their career objectives.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Minor in Museum Studies, students will:

  • Articulate principles for collections management and care.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the historical and philosophical context for the museum in modern America.
  • Possess a fundamental knowledge of museum administration, education, and exhibit design principals.

Minor in Museum Studies

A student must complete the following program in addition to the General Studies requirements and a major in another discipline. Students can not major in Applied History and earn a minor in Museum Studies.

Number Course Title Hours
MS 231 Introduction to Museums 3
MS 235 Introduction to Archival Collections 3
MS 330 Management and Care of Collections 3
MS 331 Exhibit Design 3
MS 333 Museum Administration 3
MS 340 Museum Education 3
MS 390 Internship in Museum Studies 3
Total hours 21

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