Landscape Architecture

Required Courses (Curriculum Guide)

After you complete your first year as a College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) student, you will begin the landscape architecture curriculum. A specific sequence of courses in design, design communications, history, environmental systems, site engineering and construction, plant materials, and planting design has been created so you get the most out of your course work.

Complementary support courses are offered in such subjects as historic landscape preservation, land reclamation, computer-assisted regional analysis and planning, park and recreation planning, and other computer applications.

In addition, studio courses are a vital part of the curriculum that has been developed for CAP students. This special course work completed in your personal studio space challenges you to develop skills and a knowledge base that are essential to solving real-world problems.

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Curriculum (154 Credits)

The following schedule outlines the typical course of study for this degree.  Please see the official course catalog for complete program information.  Current students can login to my.bsu.edu for information on upcoming course offerings, as well as download our elective offerings for the upcoming semester.

FIRST YEAR 
CAP First-Year Program

33

SECOND YEAR
Fall Semester     

LA 201
LA 214
LA 220
LA 270

Site Design
Field Study
Landscape Architecture History 1
Environmental Systems
University Core Curriculum
University Core Curriculum

4
1
3
3
3
3

Total Credits

17


Spring Semester

LA 202
LA 221
LA 280

Park and Open Space Design
Landscape Architecture History 2
Computer Applications
University Core Curriculum
University Core Curriculum

4
3
3
3
3

Total Credits

16

THIRD YEAR
Fall Semester

LA 301
LA 311
LA 341

Housing and Community Design
Engineering 1
Landscape Plants 1
University Core Curriculum

4
4
4
3

Total Credits

15


Spring Semester
LA 302
LA 312
BIO 216, NREM 211,   
NREM 221,
or GEOL207
Planting Design
Engineering 2
Environmental Sciences


Minor or Directed Elective

4
4
3


3

Total Credits

14

FOURTH YEAR
Fall Semester
LA 401
LA 413
Regional Design
Engineering 3
Minor or Directed Elective
University Core Curriculum
University Core Curriculum

4
4
3
3
3

Total Credits

17


Spring Semester
Landscape Architecture Elective
Minor or Directed Elective
Minor or Directed Elective
University Core Curriculum

3
3
3
3

Total Credits 

12


Summer
LA 369 Internship
(May begin in the spring of fourth year) 

0

FIFTH YEAR
Fall Semester
LA 403
LA 451



LA 369
Urban Design
Landscape Architecture Research
Elective
Landscape Architecture Elective
Minor or Directed Elective
Internship

4
3
3
2
3
1

Total Credits 

16


Spring Semester
LA 404

LA 460

Landscape Architecture 
Comprehensive Project
Professional Practice
Landscape Architecture Elective
Minor or Directed Elective

5

3
3
3

Total Credits

14

Department of Landscape Architecture
Architecture Building (AB), Room 226
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-1971
Fax: 765-285-1983