Bachelor of Science in Historic Preservation

Rashida Ng, Chair
Tyler School of Art, Architecture Building, Room 204
215-204-8813
rashida.ng@temple.edu

Historic Preservation centers on preservation design and addresses issues of cultural heritage and community based preservation. This program is well suited for students interested in research and application of architectural and historical knowledge. The degree offers an introduction to historic preservation, the agencies and frameworks within which it is carried out locally, nationally, and internationally, and examines a number of global, national and local case studies. Students undertake an in depth capstone research investigation of a selected case study to employ research methods utilized in preservation.

Graduates of the program will be equipped to work under the supervision of an architect or an architectural historian to document historical buildings, undertake archival research or other more general aspects of architectural practice not requiring licensure. They may qualify to apply for graduate studies in architecture, historic preservation or a related disciplines.

Summary of Degree Requirements

University Requirements

All students are required to complete the General Education (GenEd) requirements. Go to the General Education section for more information.

Summer or semester study abroad will satisfy the GenEd Global/World Society requirement.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are ARCH 3296 and ARCH 4596.

Program Requirements

A total of 122 s.h. is required for completion of the Bachelor of Science in Historic Preservation.

MATH 1031Differential and Integral Calculus4
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to General Physics I
Engineering Principles for Building Science 1
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Chemistry I
General Chemistry I
Chemistry for Engineers
Honors General Chemical Science I
Freshman Requirements
ARCH 1011Visual Literacy for Architects 13
ARCH 1001Introduction to Design and the Environment3
ARCH 1012Visual Literacy for Architects 23
Sophomore Requirements
ARCH 2121Foundation Architectural Design 14
ARCH 2141Architectural History: Ancient through Renaissance3
ARCH 2151Architecture, Technology, and the Environment3
ARCH 2122Foundation Architectural Design 24
ARCH 2142Architectural History: Renaissance through 20th Century3
Junior Requirements
ARCH 3111Introduction to Historic Preservation3
ARCH 3152Materials and Methods4
ARCH 3296Movements in Modern Architecture3
ARCH 3251Structural Analysis for Architects3
ARCH Elective3
Senior Requirements
ARCH 4141Global Preservation Practice3
ARCH 4145Research Methods for Historic Preservation3
ARCH 3354Sustainability and Architecture3
ARCH 4199Capstone Research Seminar for Historic Preservation4
ARCH 4596Seminar in Architectural Theory3
ARCH Elective3

Suggested Academic Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different.

Bachelor of Science in Historic Preservation

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2018-2019 Academic Year

ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION STUDIES COURSES (YEAR 1 & 2)

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ARCH 1011Visual Literacy for Architects 113
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
MATH 1031Differential and Integral Calculus4
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours14
Spring
ARCH 1001Introduction to Design and the Environment3
ARCH 1012Visual Literacy for Architects 2 (spring only)3
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to General Physics I 
Engineering Principles for Building Science2 
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
ARCH 2121Foundation Architectural Design 1 (fall only)34
ARCH 2141Architectural History: Ancient through Renaissance (fall only)3
ARCH 2151Architecture, Technology, and the Environment3
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ARCH 2122Foundation Architectural Design 2 (spring only)44
ARCH 2142Architectural History: Renaissance through 20th Century3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective53
Free Elective53
 Term Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours: 62

Note: The Architecture Foundation is common to all three undergraduate degrees. In the spring of the sophomore year, students declare a major in one of the degrees offered. A place in the B.S. in Facilities Management or the B.S. in Historic Preservation is guaranteed for all students in good standing with the University. Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Architecture is competitive. Typically, students have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and an excellent portfolio. Completion of minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION (YEAR 3 & 4) 

Year 3
FallCredit Hours
ARCH 3111Introduction to Historic Preservation3
ARCH 3152Materials and Methods4
ARCH 3296Movements in Modern Architecture [WI]3
Select one of the following:13
Introduction to Chemistry I 
General Chemistry I 
Chemistry for Engineers 
Honors General Chemical Science I 
Free Elective4
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
ARCH 3251Structural Analysis for Architects3
Architecture Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
ARCH 4141Global Preservation Practice (fall only)3
ARCH 4145Research Methods for Historic Preservation (fall only)3
ARCH 3354Sustainability and Architecture3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
ARCH 4199Capstone Research Seminar for Historic Preservation4
ARCH 4596Seminar in Architectural Theory [WI]3
Architecture Elective3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours: 60
Total Credits for the B.S. in Historic Preservation:122

Rome Option

Students who plan to study abroad are encouraged to meet with an advisor as early as the freshman year. While the grid below suggests appropriate coursework, a semester abroad would require using free electives that ordinarily would be taken in other semesters. It will take careful planning with an advisor to ensure that the degree is completed as efficiently as possible, and that courses normally taken in the  spring of junior year on Main campus are completed before the semester abroad. ARCH 3241 counts as an Architecture elective.

ARCH 3241Seminar Analysis of Urban Structure in Rome3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Total Credit Hours15

Japan Option

Students who plan to study abroad are encouraged to meet with an advisor as early as the freshman year. While the grid below suggests appropriate coursework, a semester abroad would require using free electives that ordinarily would be taken in other semesters. It will take careful planning with an advisor to ensure that the degree is completed as efficiently as possible, and that courses normally taken in the spring of junior year on Main campus are completed before the semester abroad.

GenEd courses are offered at the Japan campus and can be substituted where appropriate for Free electives. ARCH 3242 counts as an Architecture elective.

ARCH 3242Urban Seminar in Tokyo (Undergraduate) (spring only)3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Total Credit Hours15