Museum studies is especially valuable as a unique combination of the liberal arts and practical experience in a career growth area. Fostering a multidisciplinary approach is particularly important for museum and archive managers in the areas of preservation technology, collections management, and electronic data storage and retrieval.

Luther history professors and other staff maintain links with, among other institutions, the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, as well as the Winneshiek County Historical Society, Effigy Mounds National Monument, and the historical societies of Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.  Students have interned at a wide variety of regional and national museums, archives, and historical societies, including the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the U.S. Foreign Service Archives, and the Smithsonian.  Many have gone on to pursue advanced degrees in museum studies and careers in museums or related fields.

Here's how a few of our Museum Studies minors have been employed after graduation:

  • Archaeologist
  • Collections/Archives Assistant
  • Freelance Journalist
  • Interpretive Projects Coordinator
  • Librarian
  • Office Manager
  • Park Ranger
  • Peace Corps
  • Research Assistant
  • Sales Manager
  • Teacher
  • Volunteer