School of Art

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Museum Studies

Are you curious about how museums are organized and operate, how they care for and interpret their collections, how they serve their audiences, and what issues they face in satisfying their diverse responsibilities?

Are you interested in a career in museum work?

Are you enrolled in a major such as art, history and anthropology that would be strengthened by additional training in the field of museum studies?

If you can answer "yes" to any of these questions, the Museum Studies Undergraduate Certificate Program is for you.

This certificate explores fundamental aspects of museum work. It can provide you with the skills and knowledge that are the basis for many aspects of museum work, including: museum management, collection care and maintenance, and exhibition and educational program development. It is an integrated program of study combining classroom instruction with an internship opportunity for direct on-the-job experiences.

Twelve credit hours of study are required.

Students must be juniors or seniors in an undergraduate degree program at UC and have the minimum of 2.8 GPA.

Degree: Undergraduate Certificate

Full-time program duration: 2.0 Years

Location: Uptown Campus West

Contact Information:

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
School of Art
DAAP Student Affairs
PO Box 210016
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(513) 556-1376

Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to this minor must have at least a 2.8 cumulative grade point average in previous college work and be a junior or senior in an undergraduate degree.


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The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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