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 Ball State undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and a sophomore standing may enroll in the minor in historic preservation.

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

If you are interested in pursuing a minor in historic preservation and a Ball State student with a 3.0 GPA or higher, meet with your academic advisor to add the minor in DegreeWorks.

Students with a GPA below 2.99 but above 2.75 must be admitted by the HP director based upon the following:

Admission Requirements

  • Ball State student
  • Minimum sophomore standing 
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Submit a 1-page statement of interest
  • 2 letters of recommendation by Ball State faculty
  • Email to Jonathan Spodek, professor of architecture and director of the graduate program in historic preservation. Electronic submission only.

Note: Students with a GPA of 2.74 or below will not be granted admission into the minor. 

For more information about the historic preservation program see the Ball State course catalog.

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