Landscape Architecture | 4-Year Professional Program


The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture is an accredited professional degree that qualifies graduates to sit for state licensure. Graduates are well equipped to practice and advance the profession of landscape architecture or to continue in graduate studies. Students from the UF landscape architecture program have won numerous state and national American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA) Awards.

About this Program

To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.

Department Information

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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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 focused electives for individual specialization, competitions, and interdisciplinary certificates.

Required field trips broaden and expand students’ educational experiences. Students may have the opportunity to attend state and national 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  LAA 2361C and LAA 2379C   with minimum grades of C
  • Complete Selective Admission Portfolio Review
  • 2.75 UF GPA required





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.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
DCP 1003 Creating our Built Environment (Critical Tracking) 1
Select one: 3
Expository and Argumentative Writing (State Core Gen Ed Composition; Writing Requirement)
Argument and Persuasion (State Core Gen Ed Composition; Writing Requirement)
LAA 1330 Site Analysis 3
LAA 1920 Introduction to Landscape Architecture (Critical Tracking) 3
State Core Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Gen Ed Mathematics 3
Semester Two
Quest 1 (Gen Ed Humanities) 3
Select one: 3
Architectural History 1 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Humanities and International)
Survey of Architecture History (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Humanities and International)
LAA 1532 Landscape Management 3
Select one: 4-5
Precalculus Algebra
and Trigonometry (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Mathematics)
Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry (Critical Tracking)
State Core Gen Ed Biological or Physical Sciences 3
Semester Three
LAA 2710 History of Landscape Architecture (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Humanities) 3
LAA 2360C Principles of Landscape Architecture (Critical Tracking) 5
LAA 2376C Design Communications 1 (Critical Tracking) 4
ORH 3513C Environmental Plant Identification and Use (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Biological or Physical Sciences) 3
Semester Four
Quest 2 (Gen Ed Biological or Physical Sciences) 3
LAA 2361C Planting Design Studio (Critical Tracking) 5
LAA 2379C Design Communications 2 (Critical Tracking) 4
Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Semester Five
LAA 3350C Site Design and Planning Studio 5
LAA 3420 Landscape Construction 1 (Critical Tracking) 5
LAA 3230 Theories of Landscape Architecture 3
Semester Six
LAA 3421 Landscape Construction 2 (Critical Tracking) 5
LAA 3353C Urban Design Studio 6
LAA 3394 Advanced Design Communication 3
Semester Seven
ENC 3254 Professional Writing in the Discipline (State Core Gen Ed Composition) 3
LAA 4356 Envir Plan Des Studio (Critical Tracking) 6
LAA 4357 Senior Independent Project Seminar 2
LAA 4450 Landscape Architecture Design Implementation 5
Semester Eight
LAA 4210 Landscape Architecture Professional Practice (Critical Tracking) 3
LAA 4358 Senior Independent Project 6
LAA 4940 Landscape Architecture Internship (Critical Tracking) 3
Elective 3
 Total Credits120

Summer and fall professional experience: Complete the LAA 4940 landscape internship in the summer and fall of the fourth year of study. 

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)


  1. Integrate concepts from the general body of knowledge of the profession of landscape architecture in design decision-making.
  2. Apply core professional landscape architecture skills in design decision-making.
  3. Apply ethical understanding to design decision-making.

Critical Thinking

  1. Combine and analyze information from multiple sources to support design decision-making.


  1. Produce professional visual, oral and written communications.

Curriculum Map

I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

Courses SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4 SLO 5
LAA 1920 I
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 4357 R R R R
LAA 4358 R, A R, A R, A R, A R, A
LAA 4450 R R R R R
LAA 4940 R I, R, A R R R
LAA 4941 R I, R, A R R R

Assessment Types

  • Selective admission, including a pin-up
  • A juried capstone presentation and evaluation
  • Employer evaluation of summer internship
  • The Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) exam