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Museum Studies Minor

Bringing the past, present, and future of culture together with a minor in Museum Studies.

Museums are entities devoted to the study, preservation and exhibition of artifacts of historical, artistic and cultural significance. In order to do so, they require a vast range of professionals, such as: administrators, scholars, exhibition curators and designers, curators of collections, archivists, conservators, educators, guides, marketing staff, events coordinators and more, all from diverse backgrounds.

Museum Studies is an interdisciplinary minor providing students with a strong background in the preservation and presentation of cultural materials and artifacts, as well as communication, design, and management skills. It will prepare graduates for entry-level jobs in museums, cultural organizations, historical sites, and for graduate study in the discipline of Museum Studies or in other fields including art history, children’s educational programming, management of non-profits, electronic and multi-media design.

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.