Museum Studies Certificate - ICP

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

About This Certificate

The certificate program is unique in the state in that it can be earned as a complement to a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in any field.

The program educates students in museum administration, collections management and care, and interpretation and exhibition skills.

What You Will Learn

Students in the program take classes from nearly two dozen departments and programs across the USU campus, and it serves as a complement to a variety of majors, including anthropology, art history, history, and more. Students can take classes in areas such as accounting, management, professional writing, art, public speaking, and communications to help them develop skills needed for graduate school in museum studies and various careers in museums.

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

This certificate can help prepare students for graduate school in museum studies or for careers as administrators, restorers, critics, curators, educators, etc. in the following areas:

  • Museums of art, history, anthropology, natural history, and more
  • National parks
  • Libraries
  • Archives
  • Art galleries
  • Zoos and aquaria

The Career and Design Center provides counseling and information on hundreds of job and internship opportunities and even helps students apply and interview.

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Admission Requirements

Students admitted to Utah State University in good standing qualify to complete this certificate in conjunction with their chosen major.

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