Programs of Study

Major in Heritage and Museum Studies

The heritage and museum studies program offers an interdisciplinary major that equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in careers in museums, galleries, archives, cultural and historical sites, libraries and digital humanities.

Our rapidly changing global environment is witnessing dramatic transformations in information and communication technologies – causing institutions that collect, curate and categorize knowledge to re-examine how our society curates and preserves our culture, tradition and heritage.

The heritage and museum studies major addresses these challenges by engaging students in contemporary methods, global perspectives and transferable skills to help them become leaders in the heritage and museum fields.

Interdisciplinary Advantage

The heritage and museum studies program is designed for students who are interested in the disciplines of art, Greek and Roman studies, and history – disciplines that engage with the production of culture, tradition and heritage as well as its critical analysis.


Dr. Joy K. Lintelman

Professor, History; Director, Heritage and Museum Studies Program History, Women's and Gender Studies, Heritage and Museum Studies