Museum Studies

Lamont Lindstrom 
Professor of 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 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 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 a least two academic departments. The Certificate requires an introductory course in museum studies and a 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.

Core Requirements (6 hours):

  • Anth 4083 Introduction to Museum Work

And one of the following 3-hour internships:

  • Anth 4983, Internship/Service Learning in Anthropology
  • ArtH 4593, Museum Internship
  • Hist 4993, Independent Study 1-6

Electives (12 hours, 6 of which must be at the 3000 or 4000 level)

  • Anth 2043, Patterns of Culture: Cultural Anthropology
  • Anth 3103, North American Indians
  • Anth 4033, Archaeology of the Americas
  • Anth 4043, Old World Prehistory
  • Anth 4113-6, Summer Field School in Archaeology
  • Anth 4213-6, Summer Field School in Ethnography
  • Anth 4403, Topics in Cultural Anthropology
  • Anth 4503, Topics in Prehistory
  • Anth 4513 Regional Studies in Prehistory
  • Anth 4633 Regional Studies in Cultural Anthropology
  • Anth 5053: Cultural Property, Ethics and Law
  • Art 3243, Graphic Communication I
  • ArtH 2033, Native North American Art
  • ArtH 2203, Survey of Art History I
  • ArtH 2223, Survey of Art History II
  • ArtH 3093, American Art
  • ArtH 3353, History of Prints
  • ArtH 4013, Baroque and Rococo Art
  • ArtH 4023, Art Since Mid-Century
  • ArtH 4223, Post-Impressionism through Abstract Expressionism 
  • ArtH 4313, Italian Renaissance Art
  • ArtH 4613, 19th-Century European Art
  • Com 2123, Mass Communication and Society
  • Com 2913, Organizational Communication and Society
  • Com 3473, Video Production: Studio
  • Com 3573, Video Production: Location
  • Com 3623, Public Relations Cases and Campaigns
  • Com 3633, Writing for Public Relations
  • Com 4943, Analysis of Communication in Organizations
  • Hist 2133, Images of the American West
  • Hist 2213, Latin America
  • Hist 2283, History of Ancient America
  • Hist 2523, History of Oklahoma
  • Hist 2573, Indians in American History
  • Hist 4283, American Indian Ethnohistory 

    Note: Other appropriate electives in all areas may apply, with approval of advisor.