Students may complete a minor in museum studies to supplement any major. Class work is combined with experience in the Beloit College museums (Logan Museum of Anthropology and Wright Museum of Art) and off-campus museums. Museum studies students use this background to build 21st century skills and to prepare for a variety of possible museum careers or graduate programs.
The staff of the Beloit College museums teach the core courses of the minor and, in conjunction with other academic departments, work with students to create a program stressing:
- understanding of the contexts and uses of cultural and natural objects and collections,
- awareness of the legal, ethical, social, and other roles and responsibilities of museums as educational institutions, and
- practical experience in on- and off-campus museums.