Program Introduction

Established in 2020, the Museum Studies minor at Trinity University allows undergraduates to explore the history, theory, and management of museums and their collections. Students learn to think critically about how museums and their collections have defined history, culture, and art while gaining practical skills in management, educational programming, and grant writing. This is an interdisciplinary program that requires a course in public history, an internship at a museum, and additional coursework from a range of arts, humanities, business, social sciences, and science departments on our campus. This is a new program, but we've had 6 graduates so far and currently have about 15 minors.

Degrees Offered

  • Museum Studies Degree, Certificate, or Minor

Program Strengths

  • Material Culture
  • Museum Studies

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Internship Requirements

Students must complete an internship (up to 6 credit hours) in consultation with the minor director. The internship must be at a museum or related cultural institution. Students can complete a paid or unpaid internship. There is a course associated with the internship that the director offers every semester.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

The Smithsonian, the Alamo, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the San Antonio African American Community Archive & Museum, the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio, the Witte, the McNay, the San Antonio Museum of Art, and more.