Landscape Architecture - BA

In SUVA’s Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture program, students learn to use their imaginations to create unique outdoor residential, commercial, community and public environments. Students study landscape design and construction, site design and urban regional planning. The combination of a structured curriculum and hands-on projects ensures students are prepared to advance in this exciting and dynamic field. Graduates are qualified to enter the industry as paid apprentices or intern landscape architects in preparation for the Landscape Architect Registration Examination. Once graduates receive this certification, they are qualified to work on projects such as the development and preservation of open spaces and creation of community parks, residential developments, commercial centers, gardens, transportation facilities, resorts and more.




LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE GRADUATION PATH

  YEAR 1
  FRESHMAN 1 Courses   Credits
  A/D101 Concepts through History I        3
  A/D102 Spatial Dynamics        4
  A/D103 Design Solutions I        3
  A/D104 Drawing I        4
  A/D105 The Power of Why        1
 

Total Credits   

     15
 
 
  FRESHMAN 2 Courses   Credits
  A/D115 Concepts through History II        3
  A/D116 Narrative Design        3
  A/D117 Design Solutions II        3
  A/D118 Drawing II        4
  A/D105 The Power of Why        1
 
 

Total Credits  

     14
 

After the Freshman year, students enhance their learning by taking 6 credits of elective courses to explore and develop understanding in subjects of conceptual, or technical interest.

 
  YEAR 2
  SOPHOMORE 1 Courses   Credits
  A/D203 Creative Thinking        4
  LAS200 Into the Studio: Plant Structure & Function, Construction I & Planning I        5
  A/D201 Voice & Vision (Required)        3
  A/D202 English Composition (Required)        3
 
 

Total Credits   

     15
 
 
  SOPHOMORE 2 Courses   Credits
  LAC210 Concept Development I: History of Landscape Architecture/Intro to Landscape Architecture        4
  LAS210 Landscape Architecture Studio I: Planning II, Construction II, Plant Materials I        5
  *General Education (Elective)        3
  *General Education (Elective)        3
 
  *General Education Electives
  • Art/Humanitites (12 cr./6 cr. AH/3 cr. HM min.)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (6 cr.)
  • Math/Science (3 cr.)
  • Diversity/Global Studies (3 cr.)

Total Credits   

     15

 
  YEAR 3
  JUNIOR 1 Courses   Credits
  LAC300 Concept Development II: Site Analysis & Landscape Processes I        4
  LAS300 Landscape Architecture Studio II: Planning III, Construction III, Plant Materials II        5
  *General Education (Elective)        3
  *General Education (Elective)        3
 
   

Total Credits   

     15
 
 
  JUNIOR 2 Courses   Credits
  LAC310 Concepts Development III: Site Analysis & Landscape Processes II        4
  LAS310 Landscape Architecture Studio III: Advanced Residential/Commercial Design        5
  *General Education (Elective)        3
  *General Education (Elective)        3
 
   

Total Credits   

     15

 
  YEAR 4
  SENIOR 1 Courses   Credits
  LAC400 EAD Senior Seminar I: Advanced Site Analysis & Processes I        4
  LAS400 LA Senior Studio I: Urban Design, Exterior/Interior Planting Design        5
  LAC420 LA Internship: Reality Landscape Architecture        3
  *General Education (Elective)        3
 
 

Total Credits   

     15
 
 
  SENIOR 2 Courses   Credits
  LAC410 EAD Senior Seminar II: Advanced Site Analysis & Processes II        4
  LAS410 LA Senior Studio II: Portfolio Preparation        5
  GE329 Professional Practices        3
  *General Education (Elective)        3
 
 

Total Credits   

     15

 
  BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
  Courses   Credits
  Universal Foundation Courses          39
  General Education Courses          27
  Landscape Architecture Courses          53
  Elective Courses          6
 
   

Total Credits  

     125


MINOR IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

  SUMMER 1 & 2
  Summer 1 Courses   Credits
  LAM101 Landscape Architecture Minor        8
 
  Summer 2 Courses   Credits
   LAM102 Landscape Architecture Minor        8
 
   

Total Credits   

     16