About this Program
- College: Design, Construction and Planning
- Degree: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
- Credits for Degree: 144
To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.
The Department of Landscape Architecture conducts research to enhance the understanding and practice of the profession of landscape architecture and address societal challenges; trains practitioners and scholars who are committed to advancing the efficacy, impact, and knowledge of the discipline of landscape architecture; and provides service to the diverse communities of our state, region, and abroad.
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1480 Inner Road
GAINESVILLE FL 32611-5701
Students in the major take advantage of nationally and internationally respected faculty, particularly in the final undergraduate independent project. Student work shows strength in ecologically based planning and design, urban issues and conservation; all of strategic concern in Florida and elsewhere.
Educational options include an eight-month internship, focused electives for individual specialization, competitions, and interdisciplinary certificates in historic preservation, sustainable design, geographical information systems (GIS) and wetlands. Studies abroad in international landscape architecture include a fall semester option at The Prague Institute in the Czech Republic.
Required field trips broaden and expand students' educational experiences. Students may have the opportunity to attend state and national professional meetings.
Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for progress toward each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.
Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.
All coursework must be completed successfully in no more than two attempts with minimum grades of C.
- Complete DCP 1003 and LAA 1920 with a minimum grades of C
- 2.35 UF GPA required
- Complete ARC 1701 or ARC 1720, (MAC 1140 and MAC 1114) or MAC 1147, and BOT 2010C or BSC 2005
- 2.5 UF GPA required
- Complete ARC 1301
- Complete LAA 2330, LAA 2376C and LAA 2710 with minimum grades of C
- 2.75 UF GPA required
- Complete LAA 2360C, LAA 2379C and LAA 2532 with minimum grades of C
- Complete Selective Admission Portfolio Review
- 2.75 UF GPA required
- Complete LAA 3421
- Complete LAA 4940
- Complete LAA 4353C
- Complete LAA 4356
- Complete LAA 4210
To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.
This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.
|DCP 1003||Creating our Built Environment (Critical Tracking)||1|
|ESC 1000||Introduction to Earth Science (State Core Gen Ed Physical or Behavioral Sciences)||3|
|Expository and Argumentative Writing (State Core Gen Ed Composition; Writing Requirement)|
|Argument and Persuasion (State Core Gen Ed Composition; Writing Requirement)|
|LAA 1920||Introduction to Landscape Architecture (Critical Tracking)||3|
|State Core Gen Ed Mathematics||3|
|State Core Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences||3|
|Quest 1 (Gen Ed Humanities)||3|
|Architectural History 1 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Humanities and International)|
|Survey of Architecture History (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Humanities and International)|
|Introductory Botany (Critical Tracking, preferred)|
|Biological Sciences (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Biological Sciences and Physical Sciences)|
and Trigonometry (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Mathematics)
|Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry (Critical Tracking)|
|Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences||3|
|ARC 1301||Architectural Design 1 (Critical Tracking)||4|
|LAA 2330||Site Analysis (Critical Tracking)||3|
|LAA 2376C||Design Communications 1 (Critical Tracking)||4|
|LAA 2710||History of Landscape Architecture (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Humanities)||3|
|LAA 2360C||Principles of Landscape Architecture (Critical Tracking)||5|
|LAA 2532||Landscape Management (Critical Tracking)||3|
|LAA 2379C||Design Communications 2 (Critical Tracking)||4|
|LAA 3352C||Planting Design Studio (Critical Tracking)||5|
|LAA 3420||Landscape Construction 1 (Critical Tracking)||5|
|ORH 3513C||Environmental Plant Identification and Use (Critical Tracking)||3|
|LAA 3350C||Site Design and Planning Studio||5|
|LAA 3421||Landscape Construction 2 (Critical Tracking)||5|
|State Core Gen Ed Humanities||3|
|LAA 4940||Landscape Architecture Internship (Critical Tracking) 1||3|
|LAA 4941C||Extended Internship with Landscape Architect||9|
|ENC 3254||Professional Writing in the Discipline (Gen Ed Composition)||3|
|LAA 4230||Theories of Landscape Architecture||3|
|LAA 4353C||Urban Design Studio (Critical Tracking)||6|
|LAA 4394||Advanced Design Communication||3|
|LAA 4356||Envir Plan Des Studio (Critical Tracking)||6|
|LAA 4357||Senior Independent Project Seminar||2|
|LAA 4450||Landscape Architecture Design Implementation||5|
|LAA 4210||Landscape Architecture Professional Practice (Critical Tracking)||4|
|LAA 4358||Senior Independent Project||8|
This program is limited access. During the spring semester of the sophomore year, students must participate in an exhibit of their work in studio courses. Admission to the junior year is based on this exhibit and the preprofessional GPA.
The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree requires students to demonstrate and understand the ethical planning, design, implementation and management of the natural and cultural landscapes in Florida as the basis for professional studies and training.
Before Graduating Students Must
- Satisfy professional, faculty and peer review of studio work.
- Complete senior final studio project.
- Submit internship assessments.
- Complete internships that emphasize application of your design, planning and management knowledge.
- Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Students in the Major Will Learn to
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
- Integrate concepts from the general body of knowledge of the profession of landscape architecture in design decision-making.
- Apply core professional landscape architecture skills in design decision-making.
- Apply ethical understanding to design decision-making.
- Combine and analyze information from multiple sources to support design decision-making.
- Produce professional visual, oral and written communications.
I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed
|Courses||SLO 1||SLO 2||SLO 3||SLO 4||SLO 5|
|LAA 2330||I||I, R||I|
|LAA 2360||I, R||I, R, A||I, R, A||I, R|
|LAA 2376||I, R|
|LAA 2379||I, R|
|LAA 2532||I, R|
|LAA 2710||I, R|
|LAA 3350||I, R||I, R||I, R||I, R||R|
|LAA 3352||I, R||I, R||R||I, R|
|LAA 3420||I, R||I, R||I, R||R||I, R|
|LAA 3421||I, R||I, R||I, R||R||I, R|
|LAA 4210||I, R||I, R||I, R||R|
|LAA 4230||I, R|
|LAA 4353||I, R||I, R||R||R|
|LAA 4356||I, R||I, R||R||R||I, R|
|LAA 4358||R, A||R, A||R, A||R, A||R, A|
|LAA 4940||R||I, R, A||R||R||R|
|LAA 4941||R||I, R, A||R||R||R|
- Selective admission, including a pin-up
- A juried capstone presentation and evaluation
- Employer evaluation of summer internship
- The Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) exam