Historic preservation specialists encourage the renovation and re-use of America's built environment: buildings and bridges, farms and factories, battlefields and business districts, and even entire neighborhoods. Professionals in this fast-growing field find employment with consulting firms or with local, state, or national preservation groups, museums, or government agencies.
Youngstown State University offers a Certificate in Historic Preservation for students at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Classes give students training in historic research skills plus direct experience in real-world preservation tasks.
|Preservation Core Courses|
|HIST 2605||Turning Points in United States History 1||3|
|HIST 2606||Turning Points in United States History 2||3|
|HIST 3715||Introduction to Historic Preservation||3|
|HIST 5806||American Architectural History 1||3|
|HIST 5807||American Architectural History 2||3|
|HIST 5810||Conservation of the Historic Built Environment||3|
|HIST 4811||Practicum in Historic Preservation (group project in the community)||3|
|HIST 4812||Historic Preservation Internship||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|History of American Cities|
|History of Ohio|
|American Material Culture|
|Advanced Topics in Archaeology|
|New World Archaeology: Topics|
|Global Fashion Economy|
|Total Semester Hours||30|
Other courses may be substituted with permission of the department. In addition, hands-on instruction in preservation technology is available through arrangement with nationally renowned Belmont Technical College. Undergraduates may earn the certificate as part of a history major or as a minor supplementing work in a related field such as art history, anthropology, geography, or engineering.