Lubbock Christian University

Museum and Heritage Studies

About the Museum and Heritage Studies Degree

Museum and Heritage Studies:

Do you enjoy learning about history, culture and heritage? LCU’s Museum and Heritage Studies degree will prepare you for graduate studies in the field, or for careers in art galleries, heritage museums, historical state management, natural history museums, and heritage tourism.

LCU is one of the only two universities in the state of Texas to offer a Bachelor of Arts in Museum and Heritage Studies, and graduates with this degree have ample opportunities for either continuing education or employment. In addition, the program has the advantage of not only LCU’s well-prepared faculty and resources, but also an established and professional and educational relationship with a large nearby state university and its Master of Arts in Heritage Management and Museum Studies program. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median pay for an archivist, curator, or other museum workers was $50,210/yr in 2021, which was above the national average.

Additionally, over the next decade jobs in the sector are projected to grow by 12% or nearly 5,000 jobs per year, which is much faster than average. 

Positions in Museum and Heritage Studies:

  • Archivist
  • Conservator
  • Curator
  • Director
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Grant Writer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Historian 
  • Membership Officer
  • Museum Educator
  • Museum Protection Staff
  • Preparator
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Registrar

Types of Museums and Galleries:

  • Aerospace museums
  • African american museums
  • Art museums and galleries
  • Children’s museums
  • Historic houses
  • Living museums
  • Military and war museums
  • Music museums
  • Native American museums
  • Natural History museums
  • Science Museums
  • Smithsonian Museum affiliates
  • Sports museums
  • University museums
  • Many more

National Honor Society:

High-achieving Museum and Heritage Studies majors may be eligible to join the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society chapter, Alpha Rho Gamma.

See Degree Plan Details!

Visit the University Catalog here to view the LCU humanities degree plans.