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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Historic Preservation, B.S.

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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.

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.

Program 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.

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