Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
All incoming undergraduate students enter as pre-majors, complete the college’s first-year Core Design Program, then apply for admission to the four-year professional Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) degree program.
The professional BLA curriculum is studio-based. Studios take place every semester and typically meet for four hours each, two or three days per week. During studio, you will have time to work on projects and interact one-on-one with your professor.
A number of other classes are lecture/lab-oriented, where you gain specific technical knowledge. Examples include:
- LA 282: Landscape Dynamics and Design
- LA 481: Landscape Construction
Students in our program participate in our one-of-a-kind traveling Savanna Studio during their first semester in the major. To earn their degrees, students must complete an internship, study abroad or student exchange program. Landscape architecture professional electives are also required.
Curriculum Sheets and General Education Courses
- Download BLA Curriculum Sheet for Catalog 2022–Present
- Download BLA Curriculum Sheet for Catalog 2021
- Download BLA Curriculum Sheet for Catalogs 2017–2020
These curriculum sheets include number of required credits and a suggested five-year plan — Core plus professional program — with courses broken into semesters and years.
Course descriptions for general education courses are available online in the university catalog.
General Education Courses
Landscape Architecture students may fulfill General Education requirements with any approved course from the LAS General Education Approved Course List, except courses within the College of Design: ARCH, ART H, ARTGR, ARTIS, ARTID, CRP, DSN S, DES, IND D., LA, do not fulfill General Education requirements.