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Landscape Architecture B.S. degree program

Landscape architecture is the art and science of planning and designing meaningful, memorable and sustainable exterior environments in a variety of scales and settings.  The UConn Landscape Architecture Program is nationally accredited by the American Society of Landscape Architects to provide undergraduate studio-based education, and also offers individualized Master's level study. 

Faculty in the program are licensed landscape architects and planners. They conduct scholarly and creative work focused on helping Connecticut's communities preserve and enhance their character and livability

Landscape Architecture must pass the following courses:

BIOL 1110   Introduction to Botany   or
         1108   Principles of Biology

CHEM 1122  Chemical Principles and Applications    or

        1124Q   Fundamentals of General Chemistry I   or

        1127Q   General Chemistry

HORT 3410   Woody Plants I

SOIL 2120    Soils

LAND 2110  Landscape Architecture: Graphics I - Design Drawing

LAND 2120  Landscape Architecture: Graphics II -- Design Communication

LAND 2210  Landscape Architecture: Theory I-The Cultural Landscape

LAND 2220  Landscape Architecture: Theory II - Design History
LAND 2410
 Landscape Architecture: Design I - Site Analysis

LAND 3130C Landscape Architecture: Graphics III - Computer Animations
LAND 3230W Landscape Architecture: Theory III - Environmental Planning
LAND 3310  Landscape Architecture: Construction I - Site Engineering

LAND 3320  Landscape Architecture: Construction II - Materials and Methods
LAND 3420  Landscape Architecture: Design II -- Space, Form and Meaningla faculty with student
LAND 3430  Landscape Architecture: Design II - Program Development

LAND 4294  Landscape Architecture: Theory V - Seminar

LAND 4330  Landscape Architecture: Construction III - Planting Design
LAND 4340  Landscape Architecture: Theory IV - Professional Practice
LAND 4440  Landscape Architecture: Design IV - Community Planning
LAND 4450  Landscape Architecture: Design V - Capstone

One of the following:

HORT 2430  Herbaceouse Ornamental Plants
HORT 2750  Landscape Plant Maintenance

HORT 3420  Woody Plants II

HORT 3760  Urban Horticulture

PLSC 4210  Plant Physiology: How Plants Work

SOIL 3520   Urban and Sports Turf Soils

NRME 2415 Dendrology

EEB 4272    The Summer Flora

Accreditation and space restrictions necessitate that the number of students in the Program of Landscape Architecture be limited.   All students choosing the landscape architecture major will be evaluated after they have taken introductory landscape architecture courses LAND 2110 and 2210.  Minimum requirements for continuance in the Program of Landscape Architecture are a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better and a grade of 3.0 (B) or better in both introductory courses.  For students meeting these requirements, faculty evaluation of portfolio of work produced in introductory courses, student essay and GPA will determine final acceptance into the Program. 

Thereafter students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better, and must earn grades of 2.8 (B-) or better for all major (LAND) courses.  Students who receive more than one grade below 2.8 (B-) in major (LAND) courses will be dismissed from the major.  Courses may be retaken if space allows, with permission of the instructor, but no course in the Program of Landscape Architecture may be repeated more than once (for a total of two times). 

See Landscape Architecture recommended Plan of Study in the side bar. 

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