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    Landscape Architecture

    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 Major

    • College: Design, Construction and Planning
    • Degree: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
    • Hours for the Degree: 144
    • Minor: Yes
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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 issues of strategic concern in Florida and elsewhere.

    Educational options include an eight-month internship, focused electives for individual specialization, competitions, funded research and interdisciplinary certificates in historic preservation, sustainable design, geographical information systems (GIS) and wetlands. Studies abroad in landscape architecture include an international service learning exchange summer program in Southeast Asia as well as an optional fall semester in Paris studying European urban design.

    Required field trips broaden and expand students' educational experiences. Students may also be required to attend state and national professional meetings.

    Critical Tracking

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

    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.

    Semester 1

    • 2.35 UF GPA required
    • Complete LAA 1920 with a minimum grade of C
    • Complete BSC 2007 or BOT 2010C

    Semester 2

    • 2.5 UF GPA required
    • Complete ARC 1701 or ARC 1720; MAC 1140; and MAC 1114 or MAC 1147

    Semester 3

    • 2.75 UF GPA required semesters 3-5
    • Complete ARC 1301
    • Complete LAA 2330, LAA 2376C and LAA 2710 with minimum grades of C

    Semester 4

    • Complete LAA 2360C, LAA 2379C and LAA 2532 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete Selective Admission Portfolio Review

    Semester 5

    • Complete LAA 3350C and LAA 3420 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete ORH 3513C
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    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. Students are required to complete HUM 2305 The Good Life (GE-H) in semester 1 or 2.

    Semester 1 Credits
    BOT 2010C Introductory Botany (preferred) or
    BSC 2007 Biological Sciences: Organisms and Genetics
    LAA 1920 Introduction to Landscape Architecture 3
    Composition (GE-C, WR) 3
    Mathematics (GE-M) 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 15
    Semester 2 Credits
    ARC 1720 Survey of Architectural History or
    ARC 1701 Architectural History 1 (both GE-H and N)
    HUM 2305 What is the Good Life (GE-H)​ 3​
    MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry or
    MAC 1140 Precalculus Algebra and MAC 1114 Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry (all GE-M)
    Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or B) 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 16
    Semester 3 Credits
    ARC 1301 Architectural Design 1 4
    LAA 2330 Site Analysis 3
    LAA 2376C Design Communication 1 4
    LAA 2710 History of Landscape Architecture (GE-H) 3
    Total 14
    Semester 4 Credits
    LAA 2360C Principles of Landscape Architecture 5
    LAA 2379C Design Communication 2 4
    LAA 2532 Landscape Management 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 15

    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.

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    Semester 5 Credits
    LAA 3350C Site Design and Planning Studio 5
    LAA 3420 Landscape Construction 1 5
    ORH 3513C Environmental Plant Identification and Use 3
    Total 13
    Semester 6 Credits
    LAA 3352C Planting Design Studio 5
    LAA 3421 Landscape Construction 2 5
    PCB 3601C Plant Ecology 3
    Total 13

    Summer and fall professional experience: Complete the LAA 4940 and LAA 4941 landscape internship in the summer and fall of the fourth year of study.

    Semester 7 Credits
    Option 1: Extended Internship
    LAA 4940 Internship Landscape Architect 3
    LAA 4941 Extended Internship with Landscape Architect 9
    Total 12
    Semester 7 Credits
    Option 2: Study Abroad
    LAA 4905 Preparation for Intermediate French 3
    LAA 4933C Topics in European Design in Paris, France 3
    LAA 4952C European Landscape Architecture Studio 6
    Total 12
    Semester 8 Credits
    LAA 3230 Theories of Landscape Architecture 3
    LAA 4353C Urban Design Studio 6
    Electives 6
    Total 15
    Semester 9 Credits
    LAA 4357 Senior Independent Project Seminar 2
    LAA 4356 Environmental Planning and Design Studio 6
    LAA 4450 Landscape Architecture Design Implementation 5
    LAA elective or
    LAA 4940 if student participated in study abroad option semester 7
    Total 16
    Semester 10 Credits
    LAA 4210 Landscape Architecture Professional Practice 4
    LAA 4358 Senior Independent Project 8
    Elective 3
    Total 15
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majors: landscape-architecture