Historic Preservation

As one of the oldest programs of its kind in America, Historic Preservation at RWU couples multidisciplinary coursework in subjects like history, architecture, law and economics with rigorous field-based professional workshops and internships. Because preservation is as much about people and place as it is about history, you’ll study historic buildings, landscapes and communities both here in New England and abroad in Florence, Italy.

Degree Requirements

The Historic Preservation Major

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Students who major in Historic Preservation an understanding of the field in the greater context of history; the built environment; cooperative community engagement; work with allied professions; on-site documentation, archival research, and design; philosophy, standards and practice.

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The Historic Preservation Minor

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Roger Williams University offers student to receive a minor in Historic Preservation.

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

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Roger Williams University offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Historic Preservation degree, along with a Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Historic Preservation 4+1 Degree Program. A Master of Science in Historic Preservation of one year duration is available to students holding an undergraduate degree in historic preservation, and of two year duration for those who have completed an undergraduate degree in another field.

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