Landscape Architecture


The Landscape Architecture minor provides an overview of the profession, an introduction to environmental and cultural issues, and to design, planning, and management theory and applications. This minor does not qualify a student for practice or for professional licensure.

About this Program

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 the state, region, and abroad.


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To help chart coursework, application to the minor should be made as soon as possible after the student has been admitted to an upper-division college. To be considered, students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Of the 15-credit minimum requirement, six credits are required. The remaining credits can be based on interests and background. Students with design, construction, engineering or other technical backgrounds may participate in design and/or construction studios in addition to lecture courses. Acceptance into studio courses is granted with instructor permission, if space is available.

Additional courses in the professional design and construction sequences and in graduate seminars may be possible for students with specialized backgrounds such as other design fields, building construction or engineering. The instructor’s permission is required to take courses other than those listed below.

Required Courses

LAA 1330Site Analysis3
LAA 1920Introduction to Landscape Architecture3
or LAA 2710 History of Landscape Architecture
Approved electives9
Total Credits15

Approved Electives

LAA 1532Landscape Management3
LAA 2376CDesign Communications 1 14
LAA 3230Theories of Landscape Architecture3
LAA 4210Landscape Architecture Professional Practice3
LAA 4905Special Studies in Landscape Architecture1-6
LAA 6382Ecological and Environmental Policy3

Prereq: previous computer experience, permission of instructor and space availability.