Bachelor of Science in Historic Preservation
Learn current practices related to cultural heritage and community-based preservation with the Bachelor of Science in Historic Preservation in the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University. This 122-credit undergraduate degree program represents a research-based design field that begins with the Foundations Program for the first two years of study before concentrating on preservation theory and practice in the student’s third and fourth years.
The Historic Preservation Major focuses on historical and cultural research practices related to design and offers a comprehensive introduction to historic preservation and the agencies and frameworks within which preservation is carried out locally, nationally and internationally. This is a bachelor’s program that develops student knowledge through case study review and is well-suited for students interested in research and the application of architectural and historical knowledge.
With guidance from an accomplished faculty of design practitioners and innovators and access to top-notch resources at Temple, you’ll acquire knowledge and skills to address the timely global topics of accessibility, climate change and equity.
Students undertake an in-depth capstone research investigation of a selected case study to employ research methods utilized in preservation. Dedicated group work areas, woodshop, digital fabrication and digital lab spaces allow for in-house research drawing, modeling and digital visualization.
Students in the Historic Preservation Major work both individually and in groups to carry out original research guided by architects, historians and preservationists. Students use the Philadelphia region to conduct archival and on-site investigations into the material and cultural fabric of the built environment.