BLA Curriculum

The five-year, 159 credit-hour Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) curriculum consists of discipline-specific courses and studios, electives, and required general education courses in the areas of English, analytical reasoning (math), 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. Elective coursework taken within the College of Art & Design complements the landscape architecture curriculum and allows students to explore other areas of special interest.

In this curriculum, sequential course progress is imperative. A student failing to complete any required course more than one year later than the time designated in the curriculum will be prohibited from advancement in the design studio sequence until the deficiency is corrected. All required courses listed in the fourth year must be completed before a student will be allowed to enroll in the designated 5000-level courses.

All elective courses must be approved by the school director or designated advisor.

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Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Curriculum

Semester 1

    • LA 1101 Landscape Representation I (3)
    • LA 1203 Views of the American Landscape (3)
    • ENGL 1001 English Composition (3)
    • General Education course – Analytical Reasoning (3)
    • Gen Ed – Natural Sciences (3)

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 2

  • LA 1102 Landscape Representation II (3)
  • Gen Ed – Analytical Reasoning (3)
  • Gen Ed – Natural Sciences (3)
  • Gen Ed – Social Sciences (3)
  • Gen Ed – Arts (3)

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 3

  • LA 2001 Landscape Design I (6)
  • LA 2201 Landscape History I (3)
  • Gen Ed – Natural Sciences (3)
  • Gen Ed – Social Sciences (2000-level) (3)

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 4

Total Semester Hours: 18

PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION & REVIEW for continuation in the program.

Semester 5

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6

  • LA 3002 Landscape Design IV: Community Design (6)
  • LA 3201 Landscape History II (3)
  • LA 3302 Landscape Technology II: Design Detailing (3)
  • LA 3402 Planting Design (3)
  • Approved Elective (3)

Total Semester Hours: 18

Semester 7

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 8

Total Semester Hours: 6

Semester 9

  • LA 5001 Landscape Design VII: Urban Landscape Design (6)
  • LA 5201 Research Seminar (3)
  • Approved Electives (6)

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 10

Total Semester Hours: 15

147 Total Semester Hours