Historic Preservation Program
Old buildings aren’t just weathered wood – they’re portals to the history our ancestors lived. The University of Mary Washington’s historic preservation program is among the nation’s largest and best-regarded. Explore design, conservation and material culture in historic Fredericksburg, with fieldwork and internship opportunities in Washington, Richmond and Colonial Williamsburg. Build your research, analytical and communications skills as you work to preserve tangible connections to our history.
Please consult the UMW Undergraduate Catalog for specific and up-to-date major requirements.
Undergraduate outcome data is collected by the UMW Career Center each year. The data is then broken down by major in order to determine how many graduates in each major are employed, attending graduate school, or pursuing a different path within 6 months of graduation.
“Knowledge Rate” describes the percent of graduates for which the institution has reasonable and verifiable information concerning the graduates’ post-graduation career activities.
“Career Outcomes Rate” describes the number of graduates who have landed in any of the employment categories (full-time, part-time, internship) in addition to service, military, and continuing education divided by the total number of students for whom an outcome is known.
Historic Preservation Alumni (2018-2022)
Total Graduates: 156
Knowledge Rate: 81%
Career Outcome Rate: 83%
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Where do our alumni land?
- Association of Children’s Museums
- City of Dallas
- Dovetail Cultural Resource Group
- James Monroe Museum & Library
- National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
- National Museum of the Marine Corps
- Toledo Museum of Art
- Veterans Curation Program
- Walt Disney Company
- Youth Education in the Arts
- Clemson University
- Johns Hopkins University
- University of Maryland
- Virginia Tech
- University of Leicester
- University of Mary Washington
Alumni Success Stories
UMW alumni are excited to help current students and other alumni succeed in their fields. Below are stories from alumni about their experiences at UMW and after.
Historic Preservation – Alumni Bios & Advice: Interested in learning where our Historic Preservation grads land? Need some alumni advice? Read about our successful Eagle alums here.
Historic Preservation – Young Alumni Profiles: Collected by the UMW Historic Preservation Department, learn more about career outcomes for Historic Preservation grads AND young alumni profiles.