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Students have the opportunity to minor in Museum Studies at Gardner-Webb University, while completing a complementary major program such as Art, Biology, Chemistry or History.
Gardner-Webb’s partnerships with regional and national museums connect Museum Studies students with hands-on experiences and exposure to both theory and practice in the field. The Museum Studies program provides more than 500 contact hours through two internships under the supervision of some of the region’s best museum professionals. Students also benefit from a yearlong practicum that offers participation in the conception, planning and presentation of a museum exhibit for the public.
Museum studies gives students a broad introduction to museum careers with emphasis on basic theory, professional ethics, museum structures and types, and collections management. Students are also exposed to exhibit design or educational programming. The program places strong emphasis on experiential learning, with two mandatory internships and a senior year practicum.
The minor is made up of 12 hours of required coursework along with 6 elective hours. For a more detailed look at the program requirements and coursework, visit our Academic Catalog.
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