Museum Practice and Heritage Management, BI

Bachelor of Innovation

Museum Practice & Heritage Management

Program Delivery

On Campus, Online, Hybrid

Total Credits

120 Credits

About the Degree Program

The Museum Practice & Heritage Management degree program is designed to provide students with the comprehensive training and expertise necessary to pursue successful careers in the museum field. This program offers students a diverse range of coursework and training opportunities to prepare them for careers in a variety of museum settings, including natural history museums, historic house museums, living history museums, museums of industry, and museums of archaeology and anthropology.

Graduates of the program will possess the knowledge and skills required to pursue careers in federal or state agencies that manage cultural properties, museums, and archaeology or architectural resources, as well as in the private sector of public archaeology and anthropology museum management.

Focus of Study

The focus of study in Museum Practice & Heritage Management includes curatorial practice, museum management, exhibition development, and the preservation and interpretation of cultural heritage.

Students will gain knowledge of the history and theory of museums, as well as the practical skills needed to work in a variety of museum settings. Additionally, the program will cover issues related to the conservation and preservation of artifacts, the ethical and legal considerations surrounding the ownership and display of cultural heritage, and the role of museums in communities and society.

The program also allows students to gain hands-on experience through internships and other practical learning opportunities.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Innovation (BI) in Museum Practice and Heritage Management requires the following:

  • A minimum of 36 credit hours of ANTH and MSGP course work. At least 21 of those hours must be upper-division (courses numbered 3000 or higher). 
  • A grade of C or better in courses applied to the major.
  • A minimum 2.0 GPA must be maintained in all ANTH and MSGP course work.
  • No more than 60 credit hours of ANTH and MSGP course work combined may apply to the bachelor’s degree.

Program Coursework

For additional information, please visit the Academic Catalog.

Museum Practice & Heritage Management  Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:

MPHM Methods Core 

Complete one of the following courses:

Additional Requirements

Complete one of the following Law & Management courses:

Complete six credit hours of unused Methods Elective courses from the following list:

Complete six credit hours of unused Integrative Elective courses from the following list:

Complete six credit hours of unused Topical Elective courses from the following list:

Additionally, all students must complete 3 credits of an internship through one of the following two courses, including submitting both an internship portfolio and a final paper as the Capstone requirement for the degree. These will occur on an approved job site with faculty oversight and guidance using a contract outlining student learning objectives.

BI Innovation Core Courses

Complete all of the Bachelor of Innovation Core courses below.

BI Cross-Discipline Core Courses

Complete one of the Cross-Discipline Cores listed below. Each Cross-Discipline Core consists of 15 credit hours. Open the expandable lists to see course options.

For more information on the Bachelor of Innovation degree, see the program page: Bachelor of Innovation™ (BI) Degree 


About the Innovation Program

The Bachelor of Innovation™ (BI) is a one-of-a-kind, interdisciplinary undergraduate program that blends traditional education with hands-on learning, teamwork, and training in innovation and entrepreneurship. Similar to a Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA), it gives students the tools, understanding, and background needed to excel in today's workforce.

For more information regarding the BI programs at UCCS, please visit the Innovation website.