The School of Landscape Architecture is in the College of Art and Design. The five year, professional, undergraduate curriculum leads to a Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture degree (BLA) with a design concentration, and is accredited by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
The required General Education courses (39 credit hours) are in the areas of English, analytical reasoning, arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Professional courses include design studios and lectures in landscape architecture, history, graphic representation, theory and methods, and construction (90 specified credit hours, 21 elective credit hours). Elective course work (27 credit hours) taken within the College of Art and Design complements the landscape architecture curriculum and allows students to explore other areas of special interest.
Students are admitted to the first two years of the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program (BLA) at LSU subject to space availability in courses. Students are required to have a laptop computer.
Transfer Students and Admission to the School
If you are a transfer student, you will be considered for admission to the landscape architecture program and the beginning design courses on a space-available basis. Admission is competitive.
Transfer credit for landscape architecture courses as substitutions for required courses in the school’s curriculum will be considered only if these courses have been taken as part of a landscape architecture program accredited by LAAB. You will also be required to submit a portfolio for faculty evaluation.
Additional information on the College of Art + Design and the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture can be found in the LSU General Catalog.