Undergraduate students of all disciplines are invited to enroll in this 15-credit minor to explore how historic structures and neighborhoods evolve while maintaining their character.

Any R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 may apply for the minor in historic preservation after at least one year of study. Please note that you may not double count any course taken in any other major or minor.

Required Courses

Please see the official course catalog for complete program information. Current students can log in to My BSU for information on upcoming course offerings.

Historic Preservation Career

What Can You Do with a Minor in Historic Preservation?

With a minor in historic preservation, you’ll get a high return on your investment, and we offer plenty of career-related resources to get you there. Explore career paths.

Enroll in the Program

Please submit a one-page letter of interest in order to apply to the program. You may do so either electronically or by mail.

We will email you to inform you of acceptance.


Email Jonathan Spodek, professor of architecture and director of the graduate program in historic preservation.

By Mail

Send a letter to:

HP Minor - Attn: Jonathan Spodek
Department of Architecture (AB 432)
R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

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