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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Museum Studies Certificate

Lamont Lindstrom, Anthropology

Advisory Board
Garrick Bailey, Anthropology
Christina Burke, Philbrook Museum
John Coward, Communication
Brian Hosmer, History
Joli Jensen, Communication
Robert Pickering, Museum Science and Management, Anthropology and Gilcrease Museum


The certificate in museum studies program is designed for students who wish to enhance their knowledge of the history and role of museums as well as issues of cultural heritage and historic preservation. It prepares students for graduate study leading to careers in museum work by exploring the curation of material culture including ethnographic, artistic and historical artifacts, everyday museum operations, and museology’s current theoretical, political, and ethical concerns.


Students must be in the process of completing a degree at The University of Tulsa or have already earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Certificate Requirements

Students are required to take 18 hours of coursework, a minimum of 12 hours at the 3000 and 4000 levels. Courses are to be chosen from the list of core courses and approved electives and must come from at least three academic departments. The certificate requires an introductory course in museum studies and an internship at an approved museum. Electives should be chosen in light of a student’s particular interests in museum studies; courses not listed below may be approved as certificate electives by the coordinator.


*Permission of instructor is required to enroll in ANTH 5053  as an undergraduate.