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Minors & Certificates
This program is designed 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 the required courses and an internship, studios, or projects required by particular departments.
Those enrolling in the program pursue the certificate from a home department within the UC McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, or the UC College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. Since its founding in 1981, the historic preservation certificate program has offered undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to earn the certificate while completing the requirements for an academic or professional degree, as well as giving non-matriculated students or those already holding a bachelor's degree the opportunity to earn the certificate. The certificate is not an accredited degree by itself, but offers a specialization to those earning other accredited degrees.
The certificate program requires an internship to complete. The internship represents either a paid co-op with a firm or organization that engages in historic preservation work, or a volunteer effort with a non-profit preservation-oriented organization that amounts to 90 hours of service. Qualified students may substitute professional service for the internship.
Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the certificate to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the certificate program using our online form.
In addition, you must meet with the program director so that they are aware that you are pursuing the certificate and can advise you appropriately. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your certificate.
Students not currently pursuing a degree may declare the certificate after establishing non-matriculated status.
Students should confirm that they have declared the certificate program online and that the certificate program director is aware of when they are finishing the program. Students who are pursuing a bachelor's degree will receive their certificate at the time they submit their separate degree application.
The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Student Success Factors
Interns are expected to immerse themselves as thoroughly as time and circumstances permit in the practice and processes of historic preservation. Interns should seek opportunities to observe and participate in as broad a range of historic preservation activities. For example, interns should ask, and should be invited, to attend meetings where preservation issues are discussed and should attempt to observe the processes by which policy is implemented. There may also be particular needs on the part of those who sponsor internships or specific requirements of the advisor, such as learning how to prepare and present National Register of Historic Places nominations.
Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.
This curriculum information is intended as a general information guide for students considering enrollment in this program. These online tools are designed to assist you, but are not a substitute for planning with an academic or faculty advisor.
If you are currently confirmed or enrolled, you can check your degree requirements online. If you are considering transferring to this major from another school, use u.select to see how credits you have earned will transfer to UC. See course descriptions by college.
Curriculum Guide Versions:
Historic Preservation Certificate Curriculum Guide
- Historic Preservation Certificate Requirements
- ARCH6025, Introduction to Historic Preservation, , 3
- ARCH6026, Techniques of Historic Preservation, , 3
- XXXXxxxx, One course from Architectural History group below, , 3
- XXXXxxxx, One course in Chosen Track group from below, , 3 - 6
- XXXXxxxx, One Directed Elective course from group below, , 3
- XXXXxxxx, One Urban History & Structure course from group below, , 3
- XXXXxxxx, One Internship or equivalent requirement from group below (see req.), , 0
- Urban History & Structure
- GEOG3060, Cities, , 3
- GEOG6060, Urban Development, , 3
- GEOG6061, Global Cities, , 3
- HIST2026, Cities in American History, , 3
- HIST3021, History of Cincinnati, , 3
- HIST6026, The Unsustainable City, , 3
- PLAN3051, Urban Spatial Structures, , 3
- PLAN6040, History of Urban Form, , 3 - 4
- Architectural History
- ARCH6027, History of American Architecture, , 3
- SAID1021, Modernism and Form: History of Architecture 1750 to Present, HP, 3
- Course in Chosen Track
- ANTH3016, Public Archaeology, , 3
- ARCH3001, Architecture Studio 3, , 6
- ARTH3014, Approaches to Art History, , 3
- GEOG6064, Geography of the Inner City, , 3
- GEOG6069, Niehoff Seminar, , 3
- HIST3028, American Material Culture, , 3
- HIST3046, Museums and Collecting, , 3
- INTD4001, Interior Design Studio 4, , 6
- PLAN2012, Planning Design Studio: Neighborhood/District, , 3
- Directed Elective
- ANTH2035, Historical Archaeology, HP, SS, 3
- ANTH3023, Ohio Valley Prehistory, , 3
- ANTH4020, Principles of Archaeological Analysis, , 3
- ARCH2023, The Classical Tradition in Architecture, HP, 3
- ARCH4051, History and Theory of Cities, , 3
- ARTH2005, 19th-Century Art, Theory, and Visual Culture in France, , 3
- ARTH2070, Survey of Chinese Art, , 3
- ARTH2071, Survey of Japanese Art, , 3
- ARTH3024, Visual Media, Theory, and Criticism, , 3
- ARTH3030, West and Central African Art, , 3
- ARTH3042, Early Modern Japanese Art, , 3
- ARTH3071, 19th-Century Art to 1850, , 3
- ARTH3072, 19th-Century Art, 1850-1900, , 3
- ARTH3097, Public Art and Public Funding in the U.S., , 3
- ENVE3098, Readings in Sustainability, TI, 3
- GEOG3044, Consumption, Culture and Society, , 3
- GEOG4061, Globalization and Cities, , 3
- GEOG4062, Sustainable Cities, , 3
- GEOG6062, Urban Sustainability, , 3
- HIST3019, History of American Invention , TI, 3
- HIST3089, Technology in World History , , 3
- HIST4010, The Environmental Movement, , 3
- HIST4022, Style and Power in 19th Century America, , 3
- HIST4052, Cities in the Nineteenth Century, , 3
- HIST6010, Public History Practicum, , 3 - 4
- HORT3050, Landscape History to 1900, HP, 3
- HORT3051, Landscape History and Theory, , 3
- INTD3021, Interior Design History Theory Criticism 1, , 3
- INTD4022, Interior Design History Theory Criticism 2, , 3
- PLAN2054, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, TI, 3
- PLAN4053, Urban Planning Law, , 3
- PLAN6019, Cultural Resources, Tourism and Development, , 3 - 4
- PLAN6033, Greening Cities and Neighborhoods: tools, practices, and planning, , 3 - 4
- PLAN6077, The City and Social Theory, , 3 - 4
- PLAN6078, Introduction to Historic Preservation in Planning, , 3 - 4
- RE2071, Real Estate Principles & Practices, , 3
- RE2072, Real Estate Law, , 3
- RE6050, Real Estate Development, , 3
- SAID2022, Ritual and Space, , 3
- SOC3045, Urban Society, SE, 3
- SOC3061, Homelessness, SE, 3
- INT3001, Academic Internships for Multidisciplines - Semester 1, , 1 - 12
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