According to a 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics report, demand for museum curators and support staff is expected grow by 11% over the next 10 years. Huntington University is helping to meet that need by offering a minor in museum studies (sometimes referred to as museology).
What will I study?
Museum studies offers students the opportunity to study a unique blend of history and art courses so they are well prepared to enter the museum field.
The HU Difference
HU’s minor in museum studies gives students a strong classroom foundation of study, but focuses strongly on experiential learning. In order to complete this minor, students must participate in internship experiences in one of three local museums. Or, if a student would prefer, an internship can be pursued at the museum of their choice.
A background in museum studies opens doors to a career in history-based museums, such as the Great Lakes Museum of Military History, The History Center, the Indiana Medical History Museum, or the Indiana State Police Museum. It also allows for students to pursue careers in art museums like the Indianapolis Museum of Art or the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
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