Baylor University Offers New Museum Studies Minors

March 12, 1997

WACO, Texas -- Baylor University has announced that it will offer new undergraduate and graduate minors in its Department of Museum Studies. These new programs will allow both bachelor and master's degree students to pursue academic minors focusing on museum professional training. The new minors require undergraduate students to take 18 semester hours of museum studies courses and graduate students to take nine semester hours of museum studies courses.

The two minors will provide students insights into the mission, management, operation and future of museums. Additionally, the courses will prepare students to serve as museum trustees or volunteers.

Dr. T. Lindsey Baker, assistant professor and director of academic programs and graduate studies in the Department of Museum Studies, believes students who are majoring in history, art, biology, geology, anthropology, education and business administration will be interested in the minors in museum studies.

Baylor has had a successful B.A./B.S. degree program in museum studies since 1984 and a master's degree program since 1993. The department offers students hands-on learning experiences in its Strecker Museum complex. This complex includes the Strecker Museum, the Ollie Mae Moen Discovery Center, the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village and the Waco Mammoth Site. Faculty members in the department have positions shared with the university museum, and all practice in the areas of museum work in which they teach.

Baylor University has approximately 12,500 students. The city of Waco boasts 15 distinct museums.

For more information, contact Baker at (817) 755-1233.

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