Graduate Landscape Architecture

Program 3: First Professional Degree (79 hours)

For those with a degree other than in an environmental design profession, this three-year program prepares students for a career in landscape architecture. The program meets accrediting standards for the first professional degree in landscape architecture.

Foundation courses at the undergraduate level are required, except where previous equivalent course work is documented and approved by the department. Competency in MicroStation is your responsibility for this degree.

The following schedule outlines the typical course of study for this program:

FIRST YEAR  
Fall Semester  
LA 500 Context for Landscape Architecture

1

LA 601 Principles of Landscape Architectural Design

4

LA 661 Design Communications

3

LA 573 Environmental Systems and Structures

3

LA 653 Readings in Landscape Architecture

3

Total Credits 14
Spring Semester
LA 602 Site Design

4

LA 622 Landscape Architectural History

3

Elective

3

LA 280 Computer Applications

3

Total Credits 13
SECOND YEAR
Fall Semester
LA 603 Community and Urban Space Design

4

LA 341 Landscape Plants 1

4

LA 311 Landscape Architectural Engineering 1

4

LA 635 Landscape Architecture Methods

3

Total Credits

15

Spring Semester
LA 604 Landscape Architecture Planning and Design

4

LA 651 Research Methods in Landscape Architecture

3

LA 312 Landscape Architectural Engineering 2

4

LA 645 Planting Design

3

Total Credits 14
Summer Semester
LA 668 or LA 669 Internship

0

THIRD YEAR
Fall Semester
LA 605 Comprehensive Landscape Planning  and Design

4

LA 413 Landscape Architectural Engineering 3

4

LA 668 or LA 669 Internship Documentation

0

THES 698A Thesis/Creative Project

3

Elective

3

Total Credits 14
Spring Semester
LA 460 Professional Practice

3

THES 698B Thesis/Creative Project

3

Elective*

3

Total Credits

9

* This elective is pending.