Landscape Architecture, Minor

Program Code: LARCH_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
AA 121Design Thinking and Creativity Keystone/General Education Course3
LARCH 60Cultural History of Designed Places Keystone/General Education Course3
LARCH 125Landscape Architecture Orientation Seminar1
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 11 credits of the following: 111
Special Topics
Built Environment and Culture: Examining the Modern City Keystone/General Education Course
Design I: Intro Spatial Composition
Design II: Spatial Design
Ecology and Plants I
Skills Lab I: Hand & Digital Graphics
Skills Lab II: Hand & Digital Graphics
Design Implementation I: Grading
Ecology & Plants II
Ridge & Valley in the Field
Skills Lab IV: GIS
Human Dimensions of Design: History & Theory
Contemporary Trends in Landscape Architecture
Human Dimensions of Design - Applied
Design Theory Seminar
Geodesign: Geospatial Technology for Design
Internship
Independent Studies
Special Topics
Foreign Studies

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

Erica Quinn
Stuckeman School Undergraduate Academic Adviser
127 Stuckeman Family Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-5985
stuckemanadviser@psu.edu

Career Paths

Penn State Landscape Architecture graduates are well-prepared to join our distinguished professional alumni network and make an immediate impact on the world. The Landscape Architecture minor is designed to provides students with a robust background in creativity, technical skills, and ethical considerations. Careers or graduate study can lead to a diverse array of focus areas, including sustainability, urban planning, research, social or environmental justice, design, ecology, social health and well-being, technology, construction, or community outreach.

Careers

The world is constantly changing, and landscape architects are skilled designers poised to shape, drive, and responsibly steward these changes. Penn State landscape architects are artists, ecologists, engineers, scientists, sociologists, conservationists, and often, leaders. The profession enables you to connect with your passion. Engage with art, nature, and design. Build spaces, places, and experiences. Collaborate. Solve problems. Design a better future. Landscape Architecture studies will prepare you with leading-edge technical design principles and a foundation in technologies and design-thinking methods so that you can pursue a wide range of opportunities.

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Opportunities for Graduate Studies

Landscape Architecture Minor students may opt to pursue advanced degrees to gain specialized expertise or to undertake professional licensure. Penn State’s M.S. in LA is a research-focused degree in which students hone expertise in a targeted area of the profession. The M.L.A. professional program prepares students for professional practice. Penn State also offers an online graduate certificate and a Master in Professional Studies degree program in Geodesign, an exciting, new, design and planning strategy that harnesses big data to ensure wise decisions grounded in the triple bottom line of sustainability: environmental, social, and economic good.

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Contact

University Park

DEPARTMENT OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
121 Stuckeman Family Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-9511
larch@psu.edu

https://stuckeman.psu.edu/larch