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Bachelor of Science in Historic Preservation

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Undergraduate majors successfully complete all University Core Curriculum requirements, required coursework in the major, and sufficient electives to total a minimum of 120 credits. Students also complete a non-credit internship to fulfill the University’s Feinstein Service Learning Requirement.
 
Major requirements are divided into three program areas: foundation courses; building styles, technology and culture; and field training and professional practice. Required foundation and upper-level courses are available from select courses throughout the University.

Foundation Courses

ARCH 101 Foundations of Architecture  
HIST 151 United States History I: From Colonial Times to Reconstruction  
HIST 152 United States History II: Reconstruction to the Present  
HP 150 Introduction to Historic Preservation  
HP 175 Historic Building Documentation  
HP 301 Principles of Architectural Conservation  
HP 302 Principles of Preservation Planning  

Building Styles and Technology

AAH 121 History of Art and Architecture I  
AAH 122 History of Art and Architecture II  
HP 160 American Buildings in the Western Tradition  
HP 341 Pre-Industrial America  
HP 342 Industrial America  

Field Training and Professional Practice

HP 324L Archival Research  
HP 351 History and Philosophy of Historic Preservation  
HP 382L Architectural Conservation Lab  
HP 384L Preservation Planning Lab  
HP 525 Preservation Economics  

For Honor Students

HP 451 Senior Thesis Project  

Bachelor of Science / Master of Science in Historic Preservation 4+1 Degree Program

The Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Historic Preservation 4+1 program, totaling 150 credits, is also available to qualified applicants.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor of Science and Master of Science students must successfully complete all University Core Curriculum requirements and all B.S./M.S. program requirements totaling 152 credits, a non-credit internship requirement to fulfill the University’s Feinstein Service Learning Requirement, and a non-credit internship at the graduate level.
 
Undergraduate major requirements are divided into three program areas: foundation courses; building styles,  technology and culture; and field training and professional practice. Required foundation and upper-level courses are available from select courses throughout the University.

Foundation Courses

ARCH 101 Foundations of Architecture  
HIST 151 United States History I: From Colonial Times to Reconstruction  
HIST 152 United States History II: Reconstruction to the Present  
HP 150 Introduction to Historic Preservation  
HP 175 Historic Building Documentation  
HP 301 Principles of Architectural Conservation  
HP 302 Principles of Preservation Planning  

Building Styles and Technology

AAH 121 History of Art and Architecture I  
AAH 122 History of Art and Architecture II  
HP 160 American Buildings in the Western Tradition  
HP 341 Pre-Industrial America  
HP 342 Industrial America  

Field Training and Professional Practice

HP 324L Archival Research  
HP 351 History and Philosophy of Historic Preservation  
HP 382L Architectural Conservation Lab  
HP 384L Preservation Planning Lab  
HP 525 Preservation Economics  

For Honor Students

HP 451 Senior Thesis Project  

Bachelor of Science in Historic Preservation component of the 4+1 Degree Program

The Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Historic Preservation 4+1 program, totaling 150 credits, is also available to qualified applicants.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor of Science and Master of Science students must successfully complete all University Core Curriculum requirements and all B.S./M.S. program requirements totaling 152 credits, a non-credit internship requirement to fulfill the University’s Feinstein Service Learning Requirement, and a non-credit internship at the graduate level.
 
Undergraduate major requirements are divided into three program areas: foundation courses; building styles,  technology and culture; and field training and professional practice. Required foundation and upper-level courses are available from select courses throughout the University.

Foundation Courses

ARCH 101 Foundations of Architecture  
HIST 151
United States History I: From Colonial Times to Reconstruction
 
HIST 152
United States History II: Reconstruction to the Present
 
HP 150 Introduction to Historic Preservation  
HP 175 Historic Building Documentation  
HP  301 Principles of Architectural Conservation  
HP  302 Principles of Preservation Planning  

Building Styles, Technology and Culture

AAH 121 History of Art and Architecture I  
AAH 122 History of Art and Architecture II  
HP 160 American Buildings in the Western Tradition  
HP 341 Pre-Industrial America  
HP  342 Industrial America  

 

Field Training and Professional Practice

HP 324L Archival Research  
HP 351
History and Philosophy of Historic Preservation
 
HP 382L Architectural Conservation Lab  
HP 384L Preservation Planning Lab  
HP 525 Preservation Economics  

 

For Honor Students

HP 451 Senior Thesis Project  

Course offerings toward the Master of Science in Historic Preservation component of the 4+1 Degree Program

HP 501 Fundamentals of Historic Preservation  
HP 524L Archival Research  
HP 525 Preservation Economics  
HP 526 Preservation Law and Regulation  
HP 542
Professional Practices in Historic Preservation
 
HP 551
History and Philosophy of Historic Preservation
 
HP 569 Preservation Internship  
HP 582L Architectural Conservation Lab  
HP 631 Preservation Graduate Thesis Seminar  
HP 681L Historic Rehabilitation Workshop  
HP 682L Preservation Planning Workshop  
HP 651 Graduate Thesis in Historic Preservation  
Historic Preservation Electives
In consultation with their advisor, students select three graduate-level electives from the following:
ARCH 530 Special Topics in Architecture (selected topics)  
ARCH 542 Professional Practice  
ARCH 572
Urban Design Theory from the Industrial Revolution to the Present
 
ARCH 573
Modernism in the Non-Western World: A Comparative Perspective
 
ARCH 576 Regionalism in Architecture  
ARCH 576 Theoretical Origins in Modernism  
ARCH 577 The American Skyscraper  
ARCH 581 Construction Contract Documents  
ARCH 593 Sustainable Paradigms  
AAH 530
Special Topics in Art + Architectural History (selected topics)
 
HP 530 Special Topics in Historic Preservation  
LEAD 501 Leaders and the Leadership Process  
LEAD 502 Communication Skills for Leadership Roles  
LEAD 503
Data Management and Analysis for Organization Leaders
 
LEAD 505
Budgeting and Finance in
Complex Organizations
 
LEAD 506
Human Resource Management for Organizational Leaders
 
LEAD 507 Strategic Leadership in a Globalized World  
LEAD 509 Negotiation Strategies  
LEAD 510
Stakeholders Relations in Complex Organizations
 
PA 501
Foundations of Public  Administration: Legal and Institutional
 
PA 502
Foundations of Public Administration: Theoretical
 
PA 503 Quantitative Methods in Public Administration  
PA 504 Public Policy and Program Evaluation  
PA 505 Public Budgeting and Finance  
PA 506 Public Personnel Management  
PA 511 Public Organizations  
PA 512 Intergovernmental Relations  
PA 514 Urban Administration and Management  
PA 516 Grant Writing and Management  

4+1 Bachelor of Science + Master of Science Threshold Review: Junior Year Reviews

Students are required to have achieved and maintained a 2.67 cumulative GPA through the end of the sixth semester in order to enter directly into the 4+1 Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Historic Preservation Degree Program. All B.S. in Historic Preservation students are reviewed for achievement of these standards at this time, and notified of their eligibility to continue with the 4+1 sequence. Students must notify the school of their intention to pursue this 4+1 track.
 
Students pursuing the 4+1 Bachelor of Science / Master of Science in Historic Preservation degree sequence subsequently complete all 500-600 level coursework at graduate academic standards, which include achieving a minimum passing grade of B- in any 500-600 level course, and a 3.0 cumulative GPA in all 500-600 level courses. Students with Senior Standing and who have achieved a 2.67 cumulative GPA may register for graduate coursework with approval of the instructor and the Dean.

Graduate Course Grading, GPA and Graduation Requirements

The minimum passing grade in graduate-level courses is a B-(2.67). The minimum GPA for M.S. in Historic Preservation graduates is a 3.0.
 
Registration in Courses
 
Students pursuing the Master of Science in Historic Preservation who are enrolled in graduate courses may also be enrolled in undergraduate courses during the same semester. In their first year and in consultation with the program director, students in the two-year program select undergraduate and/or graduate ‘bridge’ courses from offerings in historic preservation. With permission of the Dean, undergraduate students in the program may take graduate courses that are part of the program.