Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

Learn more about how to afford a degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

How long does it take?

This minor is designed to be completed with any major in four years.

How do I apply?

Open to all undergraduate students. Applicants must have a high-school diploma or GED. Learn how to apply.

What will I learn in a historic preservation minor?

The interdisciplinary minor in historic preservation focuses on studying, recording, preserving, restoring, and adaptively reusing significant objects, buildings, sites, neighborhoods, districts or engineering works that reflect a portion of the nation’s historic and prehistoric cultural heritage. The minor particularly emphasizes  the heritage of Nevada and the American West.

Courses include the principles of historic preservation, an introduction to public administration, as well as a class in historic preservation laws. In the program, you will participate in field research projects and internships with local, state and federal historic preservation agencies. Additional coursework covers world architecture and methods in field research. 

Careers with a minor in historic preservation

You can afford the University of Nevada, Reno

76% of students receive financial aid

Almost everyone is eligible to receive some kind of aid. We offer need-based and merit-based forms of financial aid to help you afford college.

54% of all students graduate with no debt

That's right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.

Life's a journey. Honors makes it meaningful.

At the University of Nevada, Reno Honors College, our students maximize their unique gifts and passions through a series of personalized experiences that deepen their capacity for transformative societal impact.

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