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|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: Require a grade of C or better|
|AA 121||Design Thinking and Creativity||3|
|LARCH 60||Cultural History of Designed Places||3|
|LARCH 125||Landscape Architecture Orientation Seminar||1|
|Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|Select 11 credits of the following: 1||11|
|Built Environment and Culture: Examining the Modern City|
|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|
6 credits must be at the 400 level
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.
Stuckeman School Undergraduate Academic Adviser
127 Stuckeman Family Building
University Park, PA 16802
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.
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.
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.