2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Major in Landscape Architecture (BLA)

121 credits

Admissions Standards

A minimum grade-point average of 2.75 in the College of Architecture and Planning first-year course is required of all undergraduate students applying to the BLA program (or declaring an LA major). For transfer students who do not enroll in CAP courses, a minimum grade-point average of 2.75 must be earned in all prior course equivalents to the CAP first year courses.

Portfolio Requirements: All students requesting admission into the department must submit a portfolio of work and meet the minimum grade point average. The portfolio must include examples of work from all design studios and design communication courses, and a statement of purpose. Other creative work may be included.


Retention Standards

If a student earns below a C- in any required studio or engineering course, the student must retake that course. After the first D+ or below, the student must contact their academic advisor immediately following the receipt of final grades from the university. The academic advisor will work with the student to create a plan for moving toward successful completion of the curriculum. If a student receives a second D+ or below for the same course, this will initiate a departmental process that will determine whether the student is retained or dismissed from the program.


Required Courses

ARCH 100Introduction to Architecture

2

CAP 101Environmental Design and Planning 1

3

CAP 102Environmental Design and Planning 2

3

CAP 161Design Communications Media 1

2

CAP 162Design Communications Media 2

2

LA 100Introduction to Landscape Architecture

2

LA 201Site Design

4

LA 202Park and Open Space Design

4

LA 211Landscape Architectural Engineering 1

4

LA 214Field Studies

1

LA 220Landscape Architecture History - Ancient to Mid-19th Century

3

LA 221Landscape Architecture History - Mid-19th Century to Recent Past

3

LA 270Environmental Systems

3

LA 280Computer Applications in Landscape Architecture

3

LA 301Housing and Community Design

5

LA 302Planting Design

5

LA 312Landscape Architectural Engineering 2

4

LA 313Landscape Architectural Engineering 3

4

LA 341Landscape Plants 1

4

LA 369Landscape Architecture Internship

0 TO 1

LA 401Regional Landscape Design

6

LA 403Urban Design

6

LA 404Landscape Architecture Comprehensive Project

6

LA 414Landscape Architectural Engineering 4

3

LA 451Landscape Architecture Research

3

LA 460Professional Practice

3

PLAN 100Introduction to Urban Planning and Development

2

9 credits from department electives

Total Credit Hours:9

3 credits from

BIO 216Ecology

3

GEOL 207Environmental Geology - Geological/Geochemical Cycles

3

NREM 211Water Resources

3

NREM 221Soil Resources

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Directed electives or minor

Total Credit Hours:18

Total Credit Hours: 121

Students should complete BIO 112 to satisfy the prerequisite for BIO 216.