2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture Major

Program Curriculum

Degree Core Requirements
LAR 2015Landscape Architecture Design Studio: Place and Process 16
LAR 2016Landscape Architecture Design Studio: Place and Process 16
LAR 3015Intermediate Landscape Design and Construction Documents 16
LAR 3016Intermediate Landscape Design and Construction Documents 16
LAR 4014Design and Construction Documentation 16
LAR 4084Landscape Design and Planning Studio 1,212
LAR 4094Senior Project 19
Subtotal51
Major Requirements
ARCH 1015Foundation Design Laboratory 16
ARCH 1016Foundation Design Laboratory 16
LAR 1254Environment and Natural Systems 13
LAR 1264Seeing, Understanding and Representing Landscape and the Built Environment 1,33
LAR 2164Landform Function and Aesthetics 14
LAR 2254Social and Cultural Landscapes 13
LAR 3044Land Analysis and Site Planning 1,33
LAR 3154Watershed Sensitive Site Design and Construction 14
LAR 3164Design in Detail: Materials, Methods and Assembly 14
LAR 3264People Community and Place 13
LAR 4034Evolution of the American Landscape 1,33
LAR 4124Professional Practice 13
LAR 4254Theories of Landscape Architecture 13
Subtotal48
Restricted Electives
Earth Science Elective
Select one of the following:3
Geomorphology
Soils in the Landscape
Forest Soil and Watershed Management
Soils
Another approved within the spirit and intention of the earth science elective
Plant Science Electives
Select six credits of the following, including one plant identification or plant taxonomy course:6
Woody Landscape Plants
Woody Landscape Plants
Forest Biology and Dendrology
and Dendrology Laboratory
Plants and Greenspaces in Urban Communities
Another approved within the spirit and intention of the plant sciences elective
Subtotal9
Free Electives
Select 9-12 credits of the following9-12
Subtotal9-12
Pathways to General Education
Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse
ENGL 1105First-Year Writing (1F)3
ENGL 1106First-Year Writing (1F)3
Evolution of the American Landscape (1A (Major Req. Course)) 1,4
Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities
Select six credits in Pathway 26
Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences
People Community and Place (Major Req. Course) 1
Select three credits in Pathway 33
Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
GEOS 1004Earth Science: Our Past, Present, and Future3
Select from any approved Natural Science course, except as noted 53
Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking
Select one of the following pairs of courses from Pathway 5f6
Precalculus with Transcendental Functions
and Elementary Calculus
Elementary Calculus
and Elementary Calculus
Calculus of a Single Variable
and Calculus of a Single Variable
Geometry and Mathematics of Design
and Geometry and Mathematics of Design
Land Analysis and Site Planning (5A) 1
Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts
Seeing, Understanding and Representing Landscape and the Built Environment (Major Req. Course) 1
Select three credits of Pathway 6a or Pathway 6d3
Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States
Select from any approved Ident & Equity Course 63
Subtotal33
Total Credits150-153
1

Courses noted with an asterisk are included in the calculation of In-Major GPA

2

LAR 4084 Landscape Design and Planning Studio is taken twice, for a maximum of 12 credits

3

Pathways course: Credit hours for courses noted as a Pathways course, and used as a Pathways course, are not counted in the credit hours of major requirements.

4

LAR 4034 Evolution of the American Landscape can count as either Pathway 1a or 2

5

LAR 1254 Environment and Natural Systems does not count as Concept 4 for LAR majors

6

May be double-counted with another Pathways approved core concept course

Departmental Policies

Satisfactory progress toward degree: In addition to successful completion of the University requirements, all students must achieve a minimum 2.0 GPA by the end of the semester in which the 50th credit hour is attempted. All students must receive a C- or higher in all Core Degree Required Courses and technology courses (LAR 2164 Landform Function and Aesthetics, LAR 3154 Watershed Sensitive Site Design and Construction, LAR 3164 Design in Detail: Materials, Methods and Assembly and LAR 3044 Land Analysis and Site Planning).

In-major GPA and an overall GPA: A 2.0 GPA is required for graduation.

Prerequisites

Some courses listed on this checksheet may have prerequisites and/or corequisites; please consult the University Course Catalog or check with your advisor.

Restricted Major Requirements

Students who make application to Landscape Architecture through the change of major process must meet the following requirements prior to entering the major:

  1. Minimum 2.0 overall GPA prior to ARCH 1015, and
  2. Application Interview with Landscape Architecture Program Chair.

University and Admissions Foreign Language Requirement

Complete an 1105-1106 foreign language (e.g., FR, GR, SPAN) grouping or the equivalent.