Students in the heritage preservation minor will develop an understanding of the importance of a community's heritage in its design and development. You'll study American architectural and landscape forms and build specialized knowledge of heritage preservation as it relates to community projects and programs. Community-based research projects, guest speakers and classes will give you the tools and experience to help project leaders and communities address preservation issues.
- Projects and internships develop leadership skills needed to direct community conversations about preservation.
- speak and write effectively and to interact persuasively one-on-one and in groups.
- Small program enables a community setting where students and faculty know each other and work together.
- Full semester internship.
- Heritage preservation classes have worked with Little Falls and Elk River leaders and residents to generate ideas for ways to showcase the communities and preserve their historical aspects.
- Riverview Hall earned a Restoration/Rehabilitation Award from the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Notable alum: Patrick Mastey '99 of St. Cloud was recognized in 2010 with St. Cloud Historic Preservation Award for rehabilitation of several historic homes in St. Cloud neighborhoods near the university.
- History Club/Alpha Epsilon Omega
- Geography Club
- Travel & Tourism Club
University Facts & Stats
- 91% of planning and community development graduates employed
- $106 million in scholarships loans and grants
- 1 of 56 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award winners
- Commitment to carbon neutrality by 2035
- Top 1% of the most affordable universities in Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" ranking
- Historical Preservationist
- City/Regional Planner
- Environmental/Zoning Regulation
- Economic Development