This program is intended to develop an appreciation for and a working knowledge of the issues and techniques involved in historic preservation. The certificate is awarded upon the successful completion of a minimum of 18 semester credit hours, including a core curriculum of four required courses and an internship, and other courses, studios, or projects required by particular departments.
Those enrolling in the program pursue the certificate from a home department within the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, or the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Since its founding in 1981, the Historic Preservation Certificate Program has offered students an opportunity to earn the certificate while completing the requirements for an academic or professional degree. The certificate is not an accredited degree by itself, but offers a specialization to those earning other accredited degrees.