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    Landscape Architecture, Bachelor of Design

    The Bachelor of Design in landscape architecture is a specialized degree program that forms the undergraduate foundation for an accelerated 4+1 combined-degree program. The undergraduate degree component prepares students for graduate studies and a professionally accredited Master of Landscape Architecture degree.

    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. Student work shows strength in ecologically based planning and design, urban issues and conservation; all issues of strategic concern in Florida and elsewhere.

    This is a limited-access major that requires a minimum 3.25 GPA. Students should apply during semester five.

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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
    • Complete BSC 2005 or BOT 2010C
    • 2.75 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete ARC 1701 or ARC 1720, (MAC 1140 and MAC 1114) or MAC 1147
    • 3.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

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

    Semester 4

    • Complete LAA 2360C, LAA 2379C and LAA 2532 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete the selective admission portfolio review
    • 3.25 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete LAA 3350C and LAA 3420 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete ORH 3513C
    • ​3.25 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. 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.

    Semester 1 Credits
    BOT 2010C Introductory Botany (preferred) or
    BSC 2005 Biological Sciences (GE-B)
    3
    LAA 1920 Introduction to Landscape Architecture 3
    Composition
    State Core GE-C; WR
    3
    Mathematics
    State Core GE-M
    3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    State Core GE-S
    3
    Total 15
    Semester 2 Credits
    ARC 1701 Architectural History 1 or
    ARC 1720 Survey of Architectural History
    GE-H and N
    3
    EVR 2000 Introduction to Environmental Science or
    ESC 1000 Introduction to Earth Science (State Core GE-P or B)
    3​​
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H
    3​
    MAC 1140 Precalculus Algebra, 3 credits, and
    MAC 1114 Trigonometry, 2 credits
    OR
    MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry, 4 credits
    GE-M
    4-5
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    GE-S
    3
    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
    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
    Humanities
    State Core GE-H
    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
    ​Composition
    GE-C
    ​3
    Total 16
    Semester 7 Credits
    LAA 4356 Environmental Planning and Design Studio 5
    LAA 4450 Landscape Architecture Design Implementation 5
    URP 4273 Survey of Planning Information Systems 3
    ​Elective 1
    Total 15
    Semester 8 Credits
    ​LAA 4210 Landscape Architecture Professional Practice ​4
    ​LAA 4230 Theories of Landscape Architecture ​3
    LAA 4353C Urban Design Studio 6
    LAA 4940 Internship 3
    Total​ 16​
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majors: landscape-design