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Certificate Programs in Historic Preservation

Program Requirements and Curriculum

Course concepts include history and theory, methods, sustainability, preservation planning and design and taking advantage of the incredible historic resources in the Buffalo Niagara region.

Required Foundations Course

  • URP 528 Foundations of Historic Preservation (3 credits)

Required Methods Course

  • URP 529 Preservation Documentation and Methods (3 credits)
  • URP 581 Planning Practicum (studio that is approved for the historic preservation certificate / 6 credits) OR alternative approved studio

Required History of the Built Environment Courses (minimum 2 courses)

  • URP 501 Evolution of Urban Structure
  • ARC 535 American Architecture and Urbanism
  • ARC 531 Architecture History 1
  • ARC 534 Architecture History 2

NOTE: Students can, in consultation with the Program Co-Director, take an alternative history course that fulfills the requirements for history of the built environment.

Total minimum credits required for Advanced Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation:  18 credits

The Advance Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation is meant to build upon the work students have begun in their previous degree programs, their professional work, and/or concurrent graduate study where applicable. To that end:

  • Prior coursework that has been used toward a conferred graduate degree may not be used toward the HP certificate.
  • Undergraduate coursework cannot be used toward the Advance Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation.