In collaboration with the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center and the School of Human Services Folklife Studies program, this A.A. in Liberal Studies with a Museum Studies concentration provides students the opportunity to complete a Museum Studies Skill Set while completing course work that will satisfy General Education requirements of an Associate degree. (For more information on the Museum Studies Skill Set and the complete Folklife Studies program, please refer to the School of Human Services.)
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the A.A. in Liberal Studies with a Museum Studies Concentration, graduates will be able to do the following:
Graduates who desire entry-level posts in a museum setting as an interpreter, collections manager, educational programming director, exhibit developer, historical reenactor, or other position in technical museum work will be competitive in this job market. Current area economic trends indicate that heritage tourism, regional travel, historic preservation, and the general promotion of the region’s cultural resources are a fast growing segment of the economic base and will assist in setting the direction for future regional economic development. Many work settings, including regional state and national parks, museums, historical sites, and conference centers are all seeking qualified individuals for the various positions that this current interest in historical preservation, cultural study, and heritage tourism is creating.