The academic plan includes Museum Studies, AMST 480, and Public Heritage, AMST 550, as well as short courses on topics such as Museum Exhibitions and Museum Administration, AMST 482. Electives include courses in Public Administration and Folklore. Many students enrolled in the post-baccalaureate certificate go on to complete the requirements for the master’s degree in American studies. The courses are balanced by strategic field experiences, including wide-ranging internships at area and national sites.
All courses are taught by former and current museum and public heritage site educators, curators, and administrators who regularly participate in state, national, and international conferences. Faculty stay relevant by conducting research that contributes to exhibitions and publications for scholarly and public audiences.
For course descriptions and requirements, see the Penn State University Bulletin.