Aurora University

Museum Studies (Minor)

Why minor in museum studies?

Museums are one of America’s most popular attractions and sources of learning. More than 2.3 million people visit a museum each day in the United States. There are many opportunities in the museum field, from a small local history center to a large metropolitan museum.

Why minor in museum studies at AU?

Our program is experiential and revolves around the Schingoethe Center of Aurora University, an on-campus museum that is a Smithsonian Affiliate. This allows for a unique approach.

Curriculum Highlights

    • American history
    • Art history
    • Design
    • Cultural anthropology
    • Museum education
    • Museum exhibitions
    • Museum methods
Experiential learning

Experiential learning

Create an exhibit that is placed on display in the Schingoethe Center for up to two years. Plan an opening reception and carry out all aspects of publicity for your exhibit. This is a hands-on experience that most museology students do not encounter until graduate school.

Career opportunities

  • Museum collections care and management
  • Museum curation
  • Museum education
  • Museum interpretation
  • Nonprofit management

Prepare for your future

A museum studies minor will equip you with the skills employers value most: communicating your ideas, analyzing a problem, and working with others to find a solution. In a job market that’s evolving faster than ever, you'll have the knowledge and tools to succeed in a variety of fields.