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.
Students gain 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. The program introduces research and documentation, architectural conservation, preservation planning and heritage management. These are put into practice through field-based workshops, assignments and internships- all in partnership with area and national organizations and firms. In recognition of the multi-disciplinary nature of the field, historic preservation electives are offered across multiple academic disciplines.