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Architectural Preservation, B.Sc.

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The Bachelor of Science in Architectural Preservation (BS ARCH PRES) is a four year, 122 credit undergraduate degree program that incorporates two years of Architecture Foundation Studies. The program prepares students for a career in cultural and historic preservation focused on the built environment.


Careers in the field of Architectural Preservation are those where leadership includes advocacy for places important to the underlying cultural and historical infrastructure of communities and environments.

The program’s junior and senior years require 60 credits hours, made up of 29 required architecture credits, four required chemistry credits, six General Education credits and 18 elective credits. Together with the 62 credits of the Architecture Foundation Studies program, this makes up the 122 credits required for the BS Architectural Preservation degree. It is a guaranteed degree path for all undergraduate students in the Architecture Department in good standing in the University at the end of their second year.

Students in this program are offered four courses (13 credits) specifically in the field of architectural preservation. They undertake courses in architectural history, theory and technology with other architecture majors and are required to complete one chemistry laboratory course. The program offers 18 elective credits, enabling students to obtain a minor in the College of Liberal Arts as part of their degree. Suggested fields include but are not limited to art history, history, geography and urban studies, American studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Differential and Integral Calculus
  • Introduction to General Physics I
  • Chemistry: The Study of Matter I
  • Visual Literacy for Architects 1
  • Introduction to Design and the Environment
  • Visual Literacy for Architects 2
  • Foundation Architectural Design 1
  • Architectural History: Ancient through Renaissance
  • Architecture, Technology, and the Environment
  • Foundation Architectural Design 2
  • Architectural History: Renaissance through 20th Century
  • Introduction to Architectural Preservation
  • Materials and Methods
  • Movements in Modern Architecture
  • Structural Analysis for Architects

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

All students are required to complete the General Education requirements. Go to the General Education section for more information.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 Architectural Preservation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24032 USD/year
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  • National

    14006 USD/year
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
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