Academic Requirements


The Museum, Field, and Community Education (MFCE) Minor requires a minimum of eight courses (27 credits)


All minors will take two core courses: (8 credits total)

  • EDU 252 Educational Psychology 
  • EDU 341 Designing and Measuring Learning Experiences

All minors will take two courses from the following Communication courses: (8 credits total)

Not all courses are offered every semester or every year; work with the Director of the Minor & your advisor to plan ahead.

  • ANT 300 Language and Culture
  • ANT 354 Visual Anthropology (ANT 105 - prerequisite)
  • ART 231 The Creative Process
  • ART 251 Visual and Critical Thinking
  • CMS 150 Public Speaking
  • CMS 205 Persuasion
  • EDU 307 Literacy in the Content Field (EDU 251 - prerequisite) 
  • EDU 318 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Education
  • ENG 201 The Art of Rhetoric
  • ENG 221 Introduction to Nonfiction
  • ENG 224 Introduction to Journalism
  • ENV 294 Environmental Communication (ENV 101 - prerequisite)


All minors will take (at least) one field experience (1 credit)

  • EDU / ENV 115 Environmental Education Field Experience 
  • EDU 117 Museum Education Field Experience 
  • EDU 218 Clinical Field Experience


All minors will take one internship experience (2 credits)

  • EDU 374 Museum, Field, and Community Education Internship


All minors will take two additional related content courses (8 credits total). Courses must represent one introductory (100-level) course and one upper-level (200- or higher) from the same department. Substitutions can be made with permission of the Director of the Minor. See “Double-counting considerations”  for guidelines; students should verify with their major advisor any concerns or restrictions regarding double-counting courses.

ANT (Courses in Anthropology)







ANT (Archaeology)

ART (Courses in environmental and green art)





Double-counting considerations

BIO: Students majoring or minoring in Biology may only “double count” 2 courses for the BIO major / minor and the MFCE minor, specifically BIO 111 and 1 upper level BIO course.

CHE: The Department of Chemistry recommends CHE 120 Chemical Principles of Organic Molecules and one additional course from CHE 220 Quantitative Chemical Analysis or CHE/ART 294 Art in the Anthropocene.

ENV: Students majoring in Environmental Science or Environmental Studies may only “double count” 2 courses for the major and the MFCE minor, specifically ENV 101 and 1 upper-level ENV course.

HDV: Students majoring in Human Development may only “double count” 2 courses for the major and the MFCE minor, specifically EDU 252 and EDU 341. HDV majors will be required to complete the 8 content course credits in a listed area of study; these content courses may not double count with the HDV major.

SED: Students in the Secondary Education Studies Minor may only “double count” 2 courses for the two minors, EDU 252 and EDU 307.