Historic Preservation Minor

Want to help a historic building or neighborhood be vibrant in the 21st century while maintaining its distinctive character? As national interest in this field continues to grow, this 18-credit hour minor offers an opportunity for undergraduate students in all disciplines to learn more about historic preservation.

Students interested in the historic preservation minor must apply for admission.

Admission Qualifications

  • Completion of at least two years of undergraduate study
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0
  • Demonstrated proficiency in research and writing in previous studies

An interview with the director of historic preservation programs is recommended before applying.

Acceptance is determined on the basis of each applicant’s qualifications.

Admission Process

  • Minor in historic preservation application
  • Undergraduate transcript (the department will request for you once they receive your application)
  • Two letters of recommendation or two completed recommendation forms
  • Brief statement describing your background, rationale for pursuing the minor in historic preservation, and educational objectives

Please forward materials via e-mail to Julie Kratzner. Scans/attachments of original documents are accepted. 

Or send to:

HP Minor
Department of Architecture (AB 402)
College of Architecture and Planning
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

For more information, contact Mary Ann Heidemann, associate professor of architecture and director of the graduate program in historic preservation.