Historic Preservation and Conservation Major

Description: A program that focuses on the architectural design principles and building techniques used in historic structures and environments, and the process of saving and restoring old buildings and districts for contemporary use and enjoyment. Includes instruction in architectural history; building conservation techniques; real estate, land-use and tax laws and codes; economics and public policy; and public relations.

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Historic Preservation and Conservation Major

What Courses Do Historic Preservation and Conservation Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Historic Preservation and Conservation majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Anthropology
  • Architectural Principles
  • Economics
  • History
  • Law
  • Research Methods