Landscape architecture is concerned with creating and preserving outdoor spaces in order to improve and maintain a healthy and good quality of life for people, while ensuring the survival of the complex, physical, cultural, and natural systems that make up our planet. If you are interested in designing livable residential communities or recreation areas, restoring prairie, re-connecting city-dwellers with nature, mapping and evaluating historic cultural features, or creating healing gardens or amusement parks, this field may be for you!
In our programs, you will enjoy hands-on, active-learning courses. You will be exposed to the arts and humanities, and to the natural sciences, work on both individual and team projects, and engage with real clients to solve landscape problems. Our programs will also prepare you for graduate work in advanced landscape architecture and planning, or in natural and cultural conservation planning and management.
Bachelors in Landscape Architecture (BLA)
A first professional degree program, accredited by the American Society of Landscape Architects, that trains students to become licensed landscape architects and begin work in public or private practice.
Examples of previous capstone projects from seniors can be found on our Contour page.
Landscape and Urban Studies (BS/BA LUS)
A degree in Landscape and Urban Studies provides the knowledge and skills needed to address current and future challenges of sustainable land use and the conservation and management of healthy natural and cultural systems. The curriculum draws on courses from across the University to provide you with a multi-discipline foundation in the natural and physical sciences, social studies, and in the arts and humanities.
Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture Degree Program (BSLA)
THIS DEGREE IS NO LONGER OFFERED. Our Bachelors in Landscape Architecture replaced this degree program for all incoming students since the Fall 2018 semester.