Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Museum Studies BS

Program Overview

Aid museums, archives, libraries, and other cultural institutions in implementing technology to manage, curate, digitize, conserve, and exhibit their collections, and make them available in interactive, engaging ways.

Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science


  • There are approximately 32 students in this program.

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Co-op is mandatory for this program.
  • Minimum co-op requirement: 1 block, 12 weeks/semester
  • Co-op availability: Second Year summer and Third Year Summer

Salary Information

Co-op:     $14.30                     $10.40 - $17.50
BS:           ID

Student Skills & Capabilities

All students become familiar with: the history and theory of exhibitions and with the process of designing an exhibition; technologies involved in museum work, including databases, website design, and social media; specific areas of museum practice; experience in fundraising and development, and have written a grant; and the understanding of the public role of the museum and its mission as an educational force in the community.

Equipment & Facilities

Students have access to collections owned by the university and galleries/exhibition spaces on campus.

Job Titles

Assistant Registrar, Collections Management Assistant, Curatorial Assistant, Exhibition Preparator, Assistant Educator, Development Officer, Library Assistant, Archives Assistant; Digitization Technician

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

Rochester Museum & Science Center, Genesee Country Village & Museum, Eastman Kodak Company, The Military History Society of Rochester, Visual Studies Workshop, George Eastman Museum, Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester Public Library, Ganondagan, The Walt Disney Company, RIT-NTID - Dyer Arts Center, Global Experiences Inc., Perkins Mansion, Rochester Museum & Science Center, University of Michigan Library, Smithsonian

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Lisa Monette, the Career Services Coordinator who works with the Museum Studies program. You can access information about services through our web site at
Lisa Monette, Career Services Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 585.475.7413
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
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57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY  14623-5603