Program Introduction

Tusculum University first began offering undergraduate coursework in Museum Studies in 1994. Museum Studies and history students can add a concentration in public history to their academic major.

Degrees Offered

  • B.A. in History with a Certificate or Concentration in Public History
  • Museum Studies Degree, Certificate, or Minor

Program Strengths

  • Digital Media
  • Historical Administration
  • Historic Preservation
  • Local/Community History
  • Material Culture
  • Museum Studies

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Financial Aid Available

Work Study

Deadline To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Internship Requirements

Required. Students typically participate in internships in the summer between their junior and senior year. Internships range between 150 and 300 hours and earn between four and eight credit hours.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Old Sturbridge Village
• World Methodist Museum
• Anderson County, South Carolina Museum
• The Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia
• Rocky Mount Historical Association

Job Placement Assistance

Students work with the college's Director of Career Services and their advisor to prepare for graduate school and eventual employment.

Employers Who Have Hired Graduates from this Program within the Past Five Years

• National Park Service
• Doak House Museum
• Farragut Folklife Museum
• Bell County Museum, Texas
• Crane House, Carnegie Center