Preservation Studies

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 Preservation Studies Major

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Preservation Studies prepares students for careers related to the historic and built environments, in order to foster a vibrant, healthy, and sustainable society. As the oldest undergraduate program of its kind in America, preservation studies at RWU combines coursework in subjects like history, art and architectural history, and American studies. 

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The Preservation Studies Minor

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

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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 Preservation Studies degree, along with a Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Preservation Studies and Preservation Practices (4+1 Degree Program.) A Master of Science in Preservation Practices of one year duration is available to students holding an undergraduate degree in Preservation Studies, and of two year duration for those who have completed an undergraduate degree in another field.

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