Museum Studies Minor (Non-Teaching)

Museum Studies Minor

To understand the cultural significance of museums and to explore contemporary museum practices, Montana State University-Bozeman offers an interdisciplinary minor in Museum Studies that is administered through the Department of History and Philosophy. The Museum Studies minor offers students in many disciplines the opportunity to learn about the role of museums in advancing public education and academic research, to deepen students' understanding of museums, and to better position them to learn about possible employment in the museum field.

The minor requires students to complete 12 credits of Museum Studies courses and 12 credits from one non-teaching minor for a total of 24 credits. Six credits must be at the 300 or 400 level. All 12 credits from the non-teaching minor must be in one area, though interdisciplinary fields may be considered where intellectually warranted. 


In addition, all students must take the following Museum Studies (MOR) courses:

MOR 301Museum Practices3
HSTR 486Museum History3

Students fulfill the Museum Experiences requirements by completing 6 credits of internship or undergraduate research credits at an advisor=-spproved organization. Students can use the following options to complete these requirements.

  • 6 internship credits divided equally between their major and minor departments; or
  • 3 internship credits from their major department and 3 undergraduate research credits from their minor department; or
  • 3 undergraduate research credits from their major department and 3 internship credits from their minor department