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Historic Preservation Certificate

Historic Preservation Certificate

Historic preservationists draw on a variety of skills from allied disciplines; such as, architecture, urban planning, history and management, that is focused on the conservation of built and natural heritage for the betterment of our communities, both urban and rural. The Historic Preservation Certificate is designed to introduce students to the fundamental principles of preservation practice through a series of online seminar courses taught by practicing professionals in the field. Topics range from law and adaptive reuse practices to architectural history and placemaking, creating options for students with various backgrounds to gain necessary expertise that suits their professional backgrounds.


The Historic Preservation Certificate is fully online and open to students studying from anywhere in the world. An undergraduate degree is recommended, but not required. Courses in this program are taught at the graduate-level.

Requirements and Courses

  • HSP3001 Historic Preservation Philosophy and Practice**, 3 credits
    **Recommended first course.
    • HSP3015 Historic Preservation Law and Planning, 3 credits
    • HSP2017 Adaptive Reuse and the Real Estate Development Process, 1.5 credits
    • HSP2006 Architectural Materials Conservation, 3 credits
    • HSP2009 International Heritage Conservation, 3 credits
    • HSP2011 American Architecture: Colonial Period to Post Modernism, 3 credits
    • HSP2010 Cultural Heritage Tourism and Placemaking, 1.5 credits
    • HSP2004 American Vernacular, 3 credits
    • SUS2014 Sustainable Design and Preservation, 1.5 credits
    • SUS2025 Greening Existing Buildings, 1.5 credits

    Courses are offered in the fall and spring semesters. See what Continuing Education Courses are coming up soon.

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