Bachelor of Science Degree sequence

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*Note: Each semester, the studio classes require payment of a supply and field trip fee, and all landscape architecture majors are required to pay an annual technology fee.

Professor Gleason works with a student.

First Year

Fall Semester:

  • LA 1410 - Grounding in Landscape Architecture (4)*
  • Biological sciences elective (3) †
  • Physical sciences elective (3) †
  • Social sciences or humanities elective (3) †
  • Written or oral expression elective (3) †

Total: 16

Spring Semester:

  • LA 1420 - Grounding in Landscape Architecture (4)*
  • Biological sciences elective (3) †
  • Social sciences or humanities elective (3) †
  • Written or oral expression elective (3) †
  • Physical sciences elective (3) †

Total: 16

Second Year

Fall Semester:

  • LA 4910 - Creating the Urban Eden: Woody Plant Selection, Design, and Landscape Establishment (crosslisted) (4)*
  • LA 2010 - Medium of the Landscape (5)*
  • Biological sciences elective (3) †
  • Social sciences or humanities elective (3) †

Total: 15

'Urban Eden' (LA4910/4920) students planting trees, shrubs and groundcovers in the ILR courtyard.

Spring Semester:

  • LA 2020 - Medium of the Landscape (5)*
  • LA 4920 - Creating the Urban Eden: Woody Plant Selection, Design, and Landscape Establishment (crosslisted) (4)*
  • Written or oral expression elective (3) †
  • Physical sciences elective (3) †

Total: 15

Third Year

Fall Semester:

  • LA 3010 - Integrating Theory and Practice I (5)*
  • LA 3160 - Site Engineering (5)*
  • Free electives (3) ‡
  • Historical studies (3)***

Total: 16

Spring Semester:

  • LA 3180 - Site Assembly (5)*
  • LA 3020 - Integrating Theory and Practice II (5)*
  • LA4120 - Professional Practice (2)
  • Historical studies (3)***

Total: 15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester:

  • LA 4010 - Urban Design Studio (5)*
  • Concentration ** (3)
  • Social sciences or humanities elective (3) †
  • Free electives (2) ‡
  • (Optional landscape architecture study abroad semester in Denmark or Rome)

Total: 13

Spring Semester:

  • LA 4020 - Capstone Community Design Studio (5)*
  • LA 4030 - Directed Study: The Concentration (1)
  • Concentration ** (6)
  • Free elective ‡ (2)

Total: 14

Summary of credit requirements:

* Specialization requirements (58)
† Distribution electives (39)
‡ Free electives (7)
*** Historical Studies (6)
** Concentration (10)

Total: 120


Recommended Historical/Theory Courses:

LA3170 - Design and Environmental Systems
LA3600 - Pre-Industrial Cities & Towns in North America
LA4070 - Emerging Dimensions in Urban Ecology and Sustainable Practice
ARCH3821 - Hirstory of European Landscape Architecture
ARCH3822 - History of American Landscape Architecture
LA3140- Water and City
LA5450 - Parks and Fora of Ancient Rome
LA6910 - Design of Landscapes