About the Certificate

The Certificate in Museum Studies introduces students to the range of careers in museums, to the history and evolution of museums over time, and to current theories and debates in the museum profession. In classwork and in applied experiences, students will gain an understanding of the collection and care of objects; the creation, interpretation, and evaluation of exhibits; and the future of museums in a digital age.


Total hours for the certificate: 18 Credit Hours

  • MUSM 3950: Introduction to Museum Studies (3 Hours)
  • MUSM 3960: Museum Management and Leadership (3 Hours)
  • Internship (3 Hours): can be ANTH 4960, ART 4961/4962, HIST 4960, or MUSM 4960

Select nine credit hours from the following courses:

  • ANTH 3831: Archaeology (3 Hours)
  • ENGL 3650: Grant Writing (3 Hours)
  • HIST 3060: Introduction to Public History (3 Hours)
  • HIST 4060: Digital History (3 Hours)
  • POLS 4050: Nonprofit Management (3 Hours)
  • POLS 4051: Financial Management for Nonprofits (3 Hours)

Want to learn more?

For more information, contact Stacey Thompson at (706) 737-1709 or email stathompson@augusta.edu. You can also contact the Office of Admissions at (706) 737-1632 or email admissions@augusta.edu.

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Pamplin College

Summerville Campus

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(706) 737-1738