Minor in Museum Studies

Museum Studies: Door to a Career or a Calling

Remember the marvel and awe of your first trip to a museum? Ever wonder about what happens behind the scenes, how exhibitions are designed, or how museum collections come together? Consider University of Houston-Clear Lake's Minor in Museum Studies, and bridge the gap between imagination and reality. This 15-credit hour, interdisciplinary minor can complement various degree programs, from graphic design to humanities to anthropology, while providing opportunities for real-world experiences through UHCL's partnerships with area museums.

Select the Course Options That Suit Your Interests

The College of Human Sciences and Humanities' Minor in Museum Studies offers various course options to help you develop an understanding of the collection, curation and exhibition of art, history and culture. Options include electives in anthropology, humanities, and art history. Learn about ethics and display methods, as well as the historical origins and evolution of museums, and explore the diverse professions available in museum work, including their day-to-day functions. Regardless of your career path, a Minor in Museum Studies can open up a world of knowledge beyond the classroom.

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Degree Requirements

Interested in discovering the sort of classes you'll need to take in order to earn a minor from the College of Human Science and Humanities at University of Houston-Clear Lake? Find out now.

This degree has a specific set of courses you’ll need to complete before you can graduate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Learn more about the classes that will help you complete the requirements of this degree. 

Minor Plan

Students wishing to declare the Minor in Museum Studies must meet with an Academic Advisor in the HSH Advising Office to complete the necessary paperwork and to have the Minor added to their degree plan.


Locations

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University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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Minor in Museum Studies Faculty

Beth Merfish

Beth Merfish

Assistant Professor of Art History,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3432
Email: merfish@uhcl.edu
Office: B2121.12

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Maria Curtis
Maria Curtis

Maria Curtis

Associate Professor in Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Studies,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3429
Email: Curtis@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2617

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Sarah Costello
Sarah Costello

Sarah Costello

Assistant Professor of Art History,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3342
Email: costello@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2121.10

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