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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

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

    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    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 landscape architecture include an international service learning exchange summer program in Southeast Asia.

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

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    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to 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.

    Semester 1

    • Complete LAA 1920 with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.35 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • 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

    Semester 3

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

    Semester 4

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

    Semester 5

    • Complete LAA 3350C and LAA 3420 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete ORH 3513C
    • 2.75 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

    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.

    Semester 1 Credits
    LAA 1920 Introduction to Landscape Architecture 3
    EVR 2000 Introduction to Environmental Science or
    ESC 1000 Introduction to Earth Science (State Core GE-P or B)
    ENC 1101 or
    1102 Composition
    State Core GE-C; WR
    State Core GE-M
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    State Core GE-S
    Total 15
    Semester 2 Credits
    ARC 1701 Architectural History 1 or
    ARC 1720 Survey of Architectural History
    GE-H and N
    BOT 2010C Introductory Botany (preferred) or
    BSC 2005 Biological Sciences (GE-P/B)
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    MAC 1140 Precalculus Algebra, 3 credits, and
    MAC 1114 Trigonometry, 2 credits, (GE-M)

    MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry, 4 credits
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Total 16-17
    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
    Total 14
    Semester 4 Credits
    LAA 2360C Principles of Landscape Architecture 5
    LAA 2532 Landscape Management 3
    LAA 2379C Design Communication 2 4
    State Core GE-H
    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
    LAA 4940 Internship Landscape Architect 3
    LAA 4941 Extended Internship with Landscape Architect 9
    Total 12
    Semester 8 Credits
    ​​ENC 3254 Writing for Design and Planning
    LAA 4230 Theories of Landscape Architecture 3
    LAA 4353C Urban Design Studio 6
    Electives 3
    Total 15
    Semester 9 Credits
    LAA 4356 Environmental Planning and Design Studio 6
    ​LAA 4357 Senior Independent Project Seminar 2​​
    LAA 4450 Landscape Architecture Design Implementation 5
    Elective 3
    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