A green garden.

B.S. Landscape Architecture

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Phone: (208) 885-6453
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Designing Enjoyable Environments

Go beyond planting trees and creating pretty gardens in a field with many diverse career paths. Study landscape construction and design, urban and community design, sustainable practices, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and more in this pre-professional program. This program is your step toward seamless entry into the Master of Landscape Architecture degree program.

Fast Facts

  • Provides a pre-professional foundation for careers in landscape architecture, landscape design, or the green industry
  • The first step toward the Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.), the professional degree required for licensure
  • Seamless entry into the graduate-level M.L.A. program makes it possible to complete the professional degree required for licensure in as few as 5 ½ years.
  • Landscape design
  • Landscape design build
  • Surveying
  • Community and urban planning
  • Landscape construction
  • Landscape history and theory
  • Landscape and real estate development
  • Planning and zoning
  • CAD-based drafting and modeling
  • GIS technology


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages for
Landscape Designers.
Degree Roadmap Students who persue a degree in Landscape Architecture are encouraged to take advantage of our seamless BSLA/MLA curriculum which allows you to enter your fourth year in the pre-professional program, qualify for graduate status, and allowing you to begin working toward your MLA while you simultaneously complete your BSLA degree.
Degree Prep To prepare for obtaining your degree in Landscape Architecture, we recommend you:
  • have an interest in environmental studies, behavior studies, sustainable architecture
  • take courses in humanities, languages, and social sciences 
  • appreciate and have a broad-based knowledge of architecture and design

Professional Fee

per semester

Applies to full-time students, or those registered for a minimum of 12 credits. Confused? We've got an answer for you.

Technical Fee

per semester

This fee partially supports personnel as well as the equipment, tools and supplies that are available for our majors to utilize within their class work.
Scholarships The College of Art and Architecture awards more than $42,000 in scholarships each year. There are many scholarship opportunities to explore
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Internships Our strong industry connections create opportunities for internships with regional firms and other organizations. Our students have completed internships at:

  • Museums
  • Galleries
  • Libraries
  • Public schools (teaching practicum required for art education majors)
  • Public agencies
  • Private firms in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design or graphic design
  • Art nonprofits
  • Community centers

Get involved with our clubs on campus. More information about our clubs and ways to get in touch are available here.

  • American Institute of Architecture Students
  • American Institute of Graphic Artists
  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • Freedom by Design
  • Integrated Designers, Educators, and Artists
  • National Association of Educators of Art
  • New World Design Build
  • Student Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architecture
  • Student Congress of Art & Architecture
  • Visual Arts Community
  • Tau Sigma Delta - Honor Society