Landscape Architecture (B.S.L.A.)


Students are typically accepted into the landscape architecture B.S.L.A. major as freshman or as transfer students. All new students whether freshman or transfer will be required to submit a portfolio of creative work at the end of their first year in the program. (Students are encouraged to include work from landscape architecture courses and any art or architecture courses they may have taken.) A committee of faculty will review this portfolio along with each student's cumulative GPA to determine their eligibility to continue in the program. Portfolios are due no later than the Monday of No Examination Week. All students will be notified of their eligibility for the coming fall semester no later than three weeks after the last day of classes of spring semester.

All majors in the program must maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA in landscape architecture major courses. Failure to do so will require the student to meet with their advisor and repeat the landscape architecture major courses that impact this overall GPA before advancing in the program.

On registering for a course offered by the program, the student agrees that the college may retain work completed by the student for display, instruction, and accreditation purposes.

Computer Equipment: Beginning with the first year of the program, all landscape architecture students are required to have their own laptop computer and appropriate software for use in their courses.

Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3) and:

ARCH 483Urban Theory and Issues3
ART 110Integrated Art and Design Communication2
ART 112Drawing as Integrated Design Thinking2
ART 121Integrated Design Process2
BIOL 102Biology and Society3
BIOL 102LBiology and Society Lab1
GEOL 101Physical Geology3
GEOL 101LPhysical Geology Lab1
LARC 151Introduction to the Built Environment3
LARC 154Landscape Architecture Representation and Media 13
LARC 210Landscape Architecture Representation and Media 23
LARC 251Introduction to Principles of Site Design3
LARC 254Origins of Landscape Form2
LARC 288Plant Materials & Design 13
LARC 289Plant Materials & Design 23
LARC 310Landscape Architecture Representation and Media 33
LARC 340Grading, Drainage, and Stormwater Management4
LARC 341Construction Materials, Detailing, and Documentation4
LARC 353Landscape Architecture Studio 13
LARC 355Landscape Architecture Studio 23
LARC 358Professional Office Practice in Landscape Architecture2
LARC 363Landscape Architecture Studio 33
LARC 365Landscape Architecture Studio 43
LARC 380Water Conservation Technologies3
LARC 389History of Landscape Architecture3
LARC 395GIS Applications in Land Planning 13
LARC 453Landscape Architecture Studio 53
LARC 455Landscape Architecture Studio 63
LARC 463Landscape Architecture Studio 73
LARC 465Landscape Architecture Studio 83
LARC 480The Resilient Landscape3
MATH 143Pre-calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry3
SOIL 205The Soil Ecosystem3
Select one of the following:3-4
Ecology and Population Biology
Principles of Ecology
Principles of Ecology
Total Hours95-96

Courses to total 127 credits for this degree

Recommended Electives

ART 380Digital Imaging3
NRS 311Public Involvement in Natural Resource Management3
FISH 430Riparian Ecology and Management3
FOR 235Society and Natural Resources3
GEOL 335Geomorphology3
LARC 364Summer Study Abroad Design Studio6
LARC 382Landscape, Language and Culture2
LARC 390Italian Hill Towns and Urban Centers3
LARC 495GIS Applications in Land Planning 23
PHIL 452Environmental Philosophy3
VTD 245Advanced Modeling3
VTD 266Animation3
VTD 271Interactive Technologies3