BSLA Degree Requirements

Design Studio Sequence (12 courses)

This is the core of the landscape architecture program. Students learn the principles, methods, processes, and techniques of landscape architecture design. Each studio provides progressively more complex problems with all studios divided into two seven week segments per semester. Each segment has a different instructor to insure a diverse range of project types, scales, and points of view.

LandArch 297A Studio I: Fundamentals: Spaces & Landscape Media
LandArch 297B Studio II: Spaces & Places in Context
LandArch 297C Studio III: Designing with Plants
LandArch 297D Studio IV: Designing with Landform
LandArch 397A Studio V: Residential Garden Design
LandArch 397B Studio VI: Recreation and Open Space Design
LandArch 397C Studio VII: Sustainable Commercial and Institional Design
LandArch 397D Studio VIII: Toward Sustainable Multi-Family Housing & Significant Open Space
LandArch 497A Studio IX: Urban Design: Sustainable Urban Systems
LandArch 497B Studio X: Urban Design: Development Design
LandArch 497C Studio XI: Landscape Planning
LandArch 497D Studio XII: Special Topics

Natural and Cultural Factors Sequence (5 courses)

This set of lecture classes acquaints students with the natural and cultural processes that shape the landscape. They cover the theories and knowledge that explain and inform how planning and design can better serve human and environmental goals in regards to ecological, economic and social concerns.

EnvDes 205 Dynamics of Human Habitations
EnvDes 291A Introduction to Environmental Design
EnvDes 335 Plants in the Landscape
LandArch 547 Landscape Pattern and Process
EnvDes 574 City Planning

Professional Skills Sequence (6 courses)

Teaches students the skills and knowledge required to implement landscape architectural projects. Includes courses in graphic and written communications, landform manipulation, construction materials, site engineering, and professional practice.

LandArch 191A Graphics
LandArch 294A/B Construction Materials
LandArch 397E Site Engineering
LandArch 494A Professional Practice
EnvDes 394A Writing in Landscape Architecture
EnvDes 597A Computers in Environmental Design

History Sequence (2 courses)

This sequence provides students with the knowledge of built works of the past and present, and the social, economic, technological, and aesthetic forces that influenced their design and construction.

EnvDes 543 History I Ancient to Medieval World
EnvDes 544 History II Renaissance to the Present