Prepare for and obtain the skills necessary for professional or volunteer careers in museum administration (registrar, visitor services, etc.), collections, and other specialized museum disciplines. In combination with experience and an appropriate academic background, this program will teach you the skills needed to succeed in art and natural history museums, art galleries, historical societies, and more. Through lectures and the use of the college’s Neuberger Museum of Art—among the 10 largest university museums in the country—you will come to understand collections, public art, and the “art world.”

Earn the certificate in as few as two semesters. Students may take courses individually without commitment to the entire program. Students who successfully complete the five required courses are awarded a certificate from the School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education. The electives may be taken as a supplement to the certificate program or as a stand-alone experience for museum professionals or anyone interested in furthering his or her knowledge. Students who successfully complete the required courses and elective course hours are awarded a certificate from the School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education, reflecting 16 continuing education units (CEUs).

Note: Certificate programs must be completed within three years unless approved by the director of continuing education.