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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Landscape Architecture

University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (LARCH)

PROFESSOR ELIZA PENNYPACKER, Interim Head, Department of Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture is the art of design, planning, or management of the land and of the natural and built elements upon it. As an academic discipline, it embodies creative, cultural, philosophical, and scientific knowledge bases. As a professional discipline, the practice of landscape architecture includes site design, urban design, master planning, community planning, regional planning, resource conservation, and stewardship.

For those selected to major in this field, the program is a five-year curriculum leading to a professionally accredited Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree. A minor is strongly encouraged. One semester of the curriculum is spent in a required semester abroad. The program helps prepare graduates for either advanced study or professional careers. The curriculum develops both the creative disciplines and the technical skills essential to practice, as well as to the pursuit of interests in related fields. With appropriate work experience with a registered practitioner, graduates are eligible to take the state licensing examinations.

For the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree, a minimum of 151 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(15 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 17-18 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 103-104 credits
(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GQ courses; 9 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (91 credits)
LARCH 060 GA;US;IL(3)[1], LARCH 065 GA;US;IL(3)[1], LARCH 112(3)[1], LARCH 121S(1)[1], LARCH 151(3)[1], SOILS 101 GN(3) (Sem: 1-2)
LARCH 211(4)[1], LARCH 212(4)[1], LARCH 221(1)[1], LARCH 222(1)[1], LARCH 231(3)[1], LARCH 241(3)[1], LARCH 251(3)[1], LARCH 272(1)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
LARCH 311(4)[1], LARCH 312(4)[1], LARCH 321(1)[1], LARCH 322(1)[1], LARCH 331 IL(3)[1], LARCH 332(3)[1], LARCH 341(3)[1], LARCH 361W(3)[1], (Sem: 5-6)
LARCH 382(3)[1], LARCH 414(5 per semester maximum of 15)[1], LARCH 424(3)[1], LARCH 431(3)[1], LARCH 499A IL(1)[1], LARCH 499B IL(5)[1], LARCH 499D IL(3)[1] (Sem: 7-10)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12-13 credits)
MATH 026 GQ(3) or higher (except MATH 034 and MATH 035); BIOL 011 GN(3) and BIOL 012 GN(1) or BIOL 127 GN(3) (Sem: 1-2)
GEOG 020 GS;US;IL(3) or GEOG 030 GS;IL(3) (Sem: 1-2)
EARTH 100 GN(3) or GEOG 115 GN(3) or GEOSC 010 GN(3) (Sem 1-2)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2011(LARCH); Fall Semester 2009 (Integrated B.L.A./M.L.A.)

Blue Sheet Item #: 40-01-015(LARCH); 37-07-002 and 37-07-000 (Integrated B.L.A./M.L.A.)

Review Date: 08/16/2011

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