Tusculum’s Museum Studies Program is one of the few undergraduate degree programs of its kind in the nation.
The program provides both academic and hands-on training in preparation for museum work, the broader field of public history, or further graduate studies.
Students work closely with program faculty and the museum professionals at Tusculum’s two campus museums. The Doak House Museum, ca. 1830, was the home of Tusculum founder Rev. Samuel Witherspoon Doak. The President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library, located in the 1841 “Old College” building, houses Tusculum’s original library, which consists of books dating from the fifteenth century.
The curriculum is designed to facilitate graduation in two years for students transferring as juniors. Most courses require participation in field trips and attendance at professional conferences.
MUSEUM STUDIES MAJOR COURSE LIST
The Museum Studies Program provides students with the academic training and hands-on experiences needed to work in the museum field. For more information regarding course requirements, please visit the Tusculum University Academic Catalog.
MUSEUM STUDIES MINOR COURSE LIST
The Museum Studies Minor consists of 18 semester hours of Museum Studies courses. For more information regarding course requirements, please visit the Tusculum University Academic Catalog.
PUBLIC HISTORY MINOR COURSE LIST
A Minor in Public History may be taken in conjunction with either a major in history or in museum studies. This minor combines rigorous training in the discipline of history with vocationally oriented coursework that prepares students to engage the public in a discussion about the meaning and uses of the past. For more information regarding course requirements, please visit the Tusculum University Academic Catalog.