Roger Williams University offers a four-year Bachelors of Science, a Masters of Science and a combined 4+1 B.S./M.S. dual degree in Historic Preservation. An HP minor is also offered for students in other programs.
For over three decades the Historic Preservation Program has harnessed University- and community-wide resources to provide in-depth preservation studies and professional practice in the context of a liberal arts education whose diversity mirrors the communities and cultures we help preserve. The goal of all historic preservation degrees at RWU is to provide an education in historic preservation that empowers students to realize their own personal and professional potential.
The program couples a multi-disciplinary approach with a rigorous core of field-based professional offerings. Students gain an understanding of the preservation field through coursework in preservation history and philosophy, documentation and research, architectural conservation, community planning, law and regulation, design and economics. Students are placed into practice through field-based workshops and an internship—all in partnership with regional, national and international organizations and firms.
The Historic Preservation Program is a member of the National Council for Preservation Education.