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The Museum Studies major provides training to students interested in pursuing careers in museums, historical agencies, archives, national parks and related institutions.  View a list of scholarships in this department.

Heidi Vaughn is the internship coordinator and academic supervisor for Museum Studies internships. Please refer to the UCO Museum Studies Internship Guide for information regarding the enrollment process.


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Discover student stories

Learn what it means to be part of the museum studies program at Central, through student stories and an inside look into the major.


The core curriculum for Museum Studies consists of twelve credit hours, which includes course work and six hours of internship.

Degree Sheet

Course availability



Internship requirements:

  • Requires permission from internship coordinator
  • Students seeking internships must have junior, senior or graduate level standing and have completed HIST 4613/5523 Museum Management

Museum Studies Internship Guide

Future Museum Professionals Organization

UCO's Future Museum Professionals Organization consists of undergraduate or graduate students wanting to partake in professional development, networking and volunteering with museums, historical societies, historic sites, zoos and botanical gardens, historic houses, living history museums, tribal cultural centers and other museum-related institutions.

Student Organizations

Career Opportunities

Museum Studies majors have a variety of career opportunities, including: 

  • History museums and historical sites
  • Historical associations and societies
  • Cultural heritage organizations
  • Historical projects

Community Opportunities

Take advantage of these opportunities in the metro which may spark your interest and even boost your resume.