Historic Preservation is as much about the future as it is
the past. Ursuline's Historic Preservation program prepares tomorrow's leaders to make sustainable and unique contributions to their world
by preserving cultural memory and its lessons. At Ursuline, Historic
Preservation is a commitment as well as a discipline and a profession.
Preservation is one of the fastest growing fields within Public History and
Applied History today.
Preservationists contribute to the preservation of cultural memory through a
wide variety of professional opportunities in:
Local government planning and landmark commissions
sites and parks
and conservation organizations
Architectural and design firms
Graduates in historic preservation
Become leaders in preserving cultural memory
Integrate the Ursuline Mission with emphasis on values and
social responsibility as they make unique contributions to their world
effectively in the language of the discipline and deliver presentations to
build awareness of preservation issues
Coordinate preservation initiatives
Accurately document buildings and historic sites
Write successful nominations for the National Register of Historic Places,
National Historic Landmarks, National Heritage Areas and Ohio Historic Markers
Survey and appraise cultural resources for government and community agencies
Prepare plans for adaptive reuse and rehabilitation
Demonstrate the economic advantages of rehabilitation and adaptive reuse
Dialogue with community and government leaders to champion a sustainable
Consult for architectural, engineering, environmental, interior design,
government and other cultural resource organizations
Advocate the protection of vulnerable properties from demolition
Participate in preservation legal cases
Write successful grant applications
Ursuline’s Unique Approach
Ursuline offers the
only Historic Preservation program in Ohio.
Faculty members are engaged professionals with specialized skills who actively
involve you in projects outside as well as inside the classroom. You’ll focus
on your personal interests and build a professional portfolio of real-world
Ursuline’s unique location allows easy access to cityscape, ethnic
neighborhoods, rural villages, and Amish farmsteads, all actively used as
Ursuline is recognized by the National Council for Preservation Education for
the strength of our curriculum.
Our approach to study considers the intellectual and emotional connection to
the natural and built environment through the lenses of:
- Personal experience in exploring issues of historic significance.
- Majority and minority perspectives, groups that have been silent as well as
those that are vocal, and the role gender plays in perception of place.
- Interdisciplinary study in the liberal arts tradition.
program is a 5-Year Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts in Historic Preservation.
Undergraduate students majoring in Historic
Preservation may apply to the bridge program in their junior year and will be
accepted if they meet the criteria for admission to the School of Graduate
Studies. These students will take 18 credit hours of graduate courses as part
of their undergraduate degree and in so doing will be fast-tracked to the
masters degree. Only 9 additional credit hours of Foundation courses and
15 credit hours of Capstone courses will be required to complete the Masters
may also double major/minor. Art History and History are the two most
popular doubles although many others, such as Business, also make sense.