​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

The CMU museum studies minor, when matched with an appropriate academic major, will prepare you for a career in the museum field. You’ll have the opportunity to plan and install exhibits, prepare public education programs and care for museum collections. Join the ranks of CMU students who complete internships at local, state, national and international sites including the Smithsonian, National Museum of Ireland and the National Park Service.​​

Put Your Degree to Work

As a graduate of CMU with a museum studies minor, you’ll have opportunities for careers at aquariums, art galleries, museums, corporate archives, historical sites, nature centers, planetariums and zoos.

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2022​
Archivist/museum curator$44,410 per year11% (3,300 more jobs)
Historian$52,480 per year6% (200 more jobs)
Anthropologist$57,420 per year19% (1,400 more jobs)

For More Information

Visit the museum studies website or contact:

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Anspach Hall 106
Email: class@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3341