Landscape Architecture

landscape architecture

WHAT IS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE?

This major is part of the Fine Arts and Design Exploration Group

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This major in the Department of Plant Science provides instruction in site planning and design, landscape history, plan graphics and presentation, and the use of plants and other features to enrich exterior spaces. Through seminars, practicums, and internships, students learn to apply theory to actual case studies. Students may pursue careers in landscape architecture and related fields or apply for graduate programs in landscape architecture and planning. The State Board of Higher Education approved the Landscape Architecture major based on expansion of facilities, curriculum revision, and specialized accreditation by the American Society of Landscape Architects.

All students take classes in soils, architecture, horticulture, design theory, history, site engineering, contracts, and construction methods. Students are usually interested in art (proficient in graphic design) and problem solving and have general knowledge of landscape materials and the capabilities of the land.

HOW TO DECLARE:

Complete and submit a "School, Major and/or Advisor Change" form. Form and instructions can be found here. 

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:

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HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:

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LAR 2110 - Landscape Architecture: Graphics 1 - Design Drawing  (Major Requirement)

LAR 2210 - The Common (Shared) Landscape of the USA: Rights, Responsibilities, and Values (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 1)

 

POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

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