Minor in Museum Studies

About the Museum Studies Minor

The Museum Studies Minor dives into the theoretical and practical aspects of museums. The curriculum places an emphasis on community-oriented approaches to museum and exhibition practices and prepares you for diverse employment opportunities in museums and cultural institutions. 

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Why Choose Museum Studies at CWU?

Through experiential learning opportunities, you will acquire practical skills in exhibition design and installation, database management, registration, conservation, and museum public programs.

The Museum Studies Minor offers practical skill development, community-oriented approaches, diverse career opportunities, access to expert faculty, networking opportunities, and personal growth. Learn more about how this minor can enhance your education. 

Where is this program offered?  

How much does this program cost?  

Explore information on Cost, Aid, and Value to make an informed decision about investing in your education at CWU. 

Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information. 


The Museum of Culture and Environment

At CWU, we have our own museum to provide applied genuine training. Located on the first floor of Dean Hall in Ellensburg, the Museum of Culture and Environment creates a dynamic and inclusive place where ideas, perspectives, and the newest research are shared.

 Museum Studies Internships

Get experience with a Museum Studies Internship. As a required part of this program, you can choose to intern at our own Museum of Culture and Environment or at another museum more tailored to your interests.

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Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies

Department Secretary:
357A Dean Hall
1200 Wildcat Way
(509) 963-3201

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