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Designing outdoor solutions.
Accredited by the national Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB), this program provides the credentials and training required to practice as a licensed landscape architect.
Professional landscape architects design and create innovative outdoor spaces that solve complex problems to improve lifestyles, communities and the environment.
Success in this challenging field demands a broad understanding of all art and design disciplines and related fields. That’s why, as a student in the professional program, you engage in interdisciplinary design studios to address real design problems. You will learn to apply design skills to address complex issues surrounding water conservation, bioregional planning, green infrastructure, urban design, sustainable development, and other areas relevant to the profession today.
The program also explores visualization and 3D modeling, geographic information systems, and other technologies used in the field.
Students who are pursuing the pre-professional B.S. Landscape Architecture may transition seamlessly into the professional M. Landscape Architecture program during their senior year. This option makes it possible to earn both the undergraduate degree and master’s degree in five and a half years.
This program could be a good fit if you:
- Like to design outdoor projects
- Enjoy working with technical information
- Are interested in the design and history of landscapes
- Are imaginative and creative
- Are a good problem solver
With this degree, you could become a/an:
- Licensed landscape architect
- Urban and regional planner
- Community planner
- Landscape designer
- Landscape architecture historian
- Landscape conservation and restoration specialist
- Urban ecologist
- Landscape manager
- Park and recreation manager
- Urban designer
- Transportation systems designer
- Site engineer
- Geographic information system (GIS) specialist
- 3D visualization and modeling specialist
- Landscape construction manager
- Teacher at a college or university
- Professional in the U.S. Forest Service or U.S. Park Service
Studio Art & Design, M.F.A.
Bioregional Planning & Community Design, M.S./J.D.