Museums and Archives Studies Certificate

The 18 credit-hour certificate offers an introduction to museums and archives to provide students with a basic set of skills that prepares them for work in museum and archives professions and for graduate study in these areas.

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Students from any college or major are eligible. Two core courses are team taught by UA instructors and practitioners from the Cummings Center, and from fields of Anthropology, Art, Education, History, and Psychology. A final capstone course provides a practicum experience working with professionals at a local museum or archives.

Core courses are each initially scheduled once annually and are held at the CCHP (RDWY 309).  See the Undergraduate Bulletin for more information.

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Public Humanities Certificate

This Interdisciplinary graduate certificate program provides opportunities for students who are interested in pursuing a public engagement element to their education at the graduate level. 

Based in the IHSC, the Certificate offers transferable, hands-on skills applicable to a wide range of professions, providing students experience in presenting their scholarly research in public settings. These experiences offer background for those interested in work in fields such as Digital Humanities, museums and education, heritage preservation, public history, communications, community arts programming, and arts and nonprofit management.

Two required 3-credit core courses, six credit hours of electives from three thematic clusters, and three methodology credits comprise the certificate.  See the Graduate Bulletin for more information.