Where can museum studies take you?

Learn the techniques and histories of creating museum exhibits that teach and inspire.

As a museum studies minor, you'll get practical experience in a museum or gallery setting while exploring topics such as art history, history and anthropology.

Faculty and career advisers help you secure competitive internships in the field as you create a foundation for future graduate work or a career in museums or other exhibition spaces.

Step into a world of hands-on collaboration, combining primarily art history, anthropology and history, in this exciting minor that will nurture your desire for experimentation and innovation.

You'll do more than peek behind the curtain of museum exhibits. At Susquehanna, you'll learn to research, curate and display artifacts and histories in a lively and informative way through the interdisciplinary museum studies minor.

And you can do all this closer to Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D.C., than any other school that offers an undergraduate museum studies program.

  • You'll take courses that explore visual display practices relevant to museum studies and its history. 
  • You'll complete projects involving analysis and implementation of museum collecting and display processes.
  • And you'll develop in-demand research skills vital for success within the museum field.

Choose from a collection of elective classes in art history, anthropology and art history or a course offered through one of several Global Opportunities (GO) programs to shape your interests and specialization.

We're also uniquely positioned to provide you with internship opportunities with the Lore Degenstein Gallery on campus; local museums and historical houses; or other important museums, exhibitionary spaces, archives, and state or national parks with public exhibition or commemorative spaces.

Minor in Museum Studies. Students must complete 20 semester hours of coursework, which includes ANTH-237 Museums and Anthropology, MSUM-400 Museum Studies Internship, MSUM-500 Directed Research and Exhibition Project, and 8 semester hours chosen from the following: ANTH-322 Visual Anthropology: Imagining the Other, ARTH-211 Survey of Non-Western Art, ARTH-412 Contemporary Art, HIST-300 History Methods, and a pre-approved course from a GO Long program.  Students must receive a minimum grade of C in all courses credited toward the program. 

Double-counting restriction for interdisciplinary minors: only 4 semester hours of this minor may be double-counted toward the student's major

Edward S. Slavishak, Ph.D.

Department: History
Professor of History

Email Address slavishak@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4539

John J. Bodinger de Uriarte

Department: Sociology/Anthropology
Associate Professor of Anthropology


Gordon R. Wenzel

Department: Art
Adjunct Faculty in Photography

Email Address wenzelg@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4624

This is a new program, but we've built a solid base of outcomes with students who took classes that would have led to this minor. These alums have interned or are working and going to graduate school at places like:

  • NYU, Master's Degree in Public History
  • Seton Hall, Master's in Museum Professions
  • Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in History
  • Smithsonian Institute

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