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All students pursuing the certificate in Museum Studies must take two required courses and three elective courses. The certificate normally requires 15 credit hours.*
|ANTH/ARTS 228D||P3 Introduction to Museum Studies|
|This course may be taken in the student’s major or minor department. (The internship must: take place with a museum, archive, or historic site; include an analytic research paper on a significant aspect of museum studies, as appropriate to the particular internship experience; and be approved in advance by the program director, regardless of what other requirements the internship course has for the department in which it listed.)|
|Three elective courses chosen from the following||(9)|
|Choose three:||AMST 201C P1 Picturing the Past|
|ANTH/ARTS 229D P3 Historic Site Administration|
|APIT/COMM 369 Web Design|
|HIST 202 P1 Women and Gender in the 19th Century**|
|HIST 296D History of Rochester**|
|HIST 298D New York State History**|
|HIST 390 Public History: Historians and the Community|
|HIST 395 The Usable Past|
*Students pursuing the certificate who have already earned a baccalaureate degree and who have at least one year of experience with the operation of a museum or archive (paid or unpaid) may petition the director to substitute a one-credit MSTD 496 Independent Study for the 490 - Internship requirement. This course will consist of preparing an analytic research paper on a significant aspect of museum studies. The topic must be approved by the director, and the student must complete the Independent Study/Tutorial Authorization form. These students complete the certificate with 13 credit hours.
**Only one course from HIST 202, 296D or 298D may be applied to the certificate.
Note: To earn the certificate in Museum Studies, the student must complete each course declared to be part of the program with a grade of at least a “C” (2.00) and achieve a grade point average of a 2.50 for all five courses. A student may transfer only two courses from another institution to be applied to the certificate, and the internship course may not be transferred.