The Museum Studies certificate program consists of four components:
- A foundation course: Art History 258: Introduction to Museum Studies.
- A summer or semester internship at a museum, gallery, historical society, or related organization. The internship must be approved by the Director of Museum Studies.
- Two elective courses selected from (but not limited to) the following: Current Issues in Museum Studies: Ethics and Controversies; Museum Education; Museum Methods; Collectors and Collecting; Authenticity in Art and Culture; The Museum as Building Type.
- Senior integrative project: an independent or collaborative project presented as an Individual Study or as an Honors Study in the major. The project is created with the guidance of a faculty member in one's major and the Director of Museum Studies. The project might involve designing and implementing an exhibition, developing interactive computer software or a museum website, producing an educational outreach program, or writing a research essay on some aspect of museums or museology.