Program Learning Objectives
- Integrate natural and cultural systems in projects at multiple scales.
- Incorporate sustainable practices throughout the design, planning and implementation process.
- Comprehend and demonstrate the relationships among analysis, concept development, design development, and implementation.
- Apply critical thinking and analytical problem solving throughout planning, design and implementation.
- Demonstrate knowledge of theory, history and contemporary practices of landscape architecture.
- Apply professional communication skills including written, oral, graphic and digital formats.
- Identify the role of landscape architects in professional interdisciplinary settings.
- Apply technical skills in site engineering, material explorations and detailing, construction documents, plant materials, and planting design.
- Apply professional standards, ethics and practices in the field of landscape architecture.
Degree Requirements and Curriculum
In addition to the program requirements listed on this page, students must also satisfy requirements outlined in more detail in the Minimum Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog, including:
- 60 units of upper division courses
- 2.0 GPA
- Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)
- U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)
Note: No major or support courses may be selected as credit/no credit.
|LA 101||Introduction to Landscape Architecture||4|
|LA 170||Principles of Design Communication||4|
|LA 171||Principles of Digital Communication||4|
|LA 202||Design Fundamentals I||4|
|LA 203||Design Fundamentals II||4|
|LA 204||Design Fundamentals III||4|
|LA 211||History of Landscape Architecture: Ancient Civilizations through Colonial America (C3) 1||4|
|LA 212||History of Modern and Contemporary Landscape Architecture (Area C elective) 1||4|
|LA 220||Landscape Ecology: Concepts, Issues and Interrelationships||4|
|LA 221||California Plants and Plant Communities||4|
|or AEPS 381||Native Plants for California Landscapes|
|LA 241||Site Engineering Techniques and Applications||4|
|LA 242||Implementation Strategies||4|
|LA 243||Materials and Techniques of Landscape Construction||4|
|LA 320||Design Theory for Landscape Architects||4|
|LA 330||Cultural Landscapes: People, Places and Ethical Decisions||4|
|LA 349||Advanced Planting Design||4|
|LA 370||Professional Practice||4|
|LA 401||Research Project||2|
|LA 402||Design Theory and Exploration Focus Studio||4|
|LA 403||Natural Environments Design Focus Studio||4|
|LA 404||Cultural Environments Design Focus Studio||4|
|LA 405||Project Design and Implementation Focus Studio||4|
|Select from the following:||4|
|Design Theory and Exploration Focus Studio|
|Natural Environments Design Focus Studio|
|Cultural Environments Design Focus Studio|
|Project Design and Implementation Focus Studio|
|Integrated Learning Course (ILC) topics|
|Select from the following: 2||20|
|CAD and Digital Media Communications (ILC)|
|Landscape Ecology Applications (ILC)|
|Cultural Environments (ILC)|
|Project Design and Implementation (ILC)|
|Professional Practice (ILC)|
|Traditional and Digital Media Communications (ILC)|
|3D Digital Design Communications (ILC)|
|GIS Application to Design Projects (ILC)|
|Planting Design (ILC)|
|LA 461||Senior Design Project Focus Studio (4,4)||8|
|Upper Division LA Electives 3||6|
|AEPS 233||Plant Materials I||4|
|AEPS 234||Plant Materials II||4|
|BOT 121||General Botany (B2&B4) 1||4|
|or BIO 114||Plant Diversity and Ecology|
|CRP 212||Introduction to Urban Planning||4|
|EDES 123||Principles of Environmental Design (D4) 1,4||4|
|MATH 118||Precalculus Algebra (B1) 1||4|
|MATH 119||Precalculus Trigonometry (B1) 1||4|
|Select from the following:||8|
|Wildlife Conservation Biology|
|Introductory Soil Science|
|Introduction to Statistical Concepts and Methods|
or STAT 218
|Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences|
|Professional Electives: 5||8|
|GENERAL EDUCATION (GE)|
|(See GE program requirements below.)||48|
Required in Major or Support; also satisfies GE.
At least three (3) different Integrated Learning Courses must be chosen. (ILCs are repeatable to 12 units).
300 or 400-level LA courses and/or EDES 333.
May substitute 4 units of any GE D4 course.
May include any course in: College of Architecture and Environmental Design; Art and Design Department; TH 330; any minor in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design.
General Education (GE) Requirements
- 72 units required, 24 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
- See the complete GE course listing.
- Minimum of 12 units required at the 300 level.
|A3||Reasoning, Argumentation and Writing||4|
|Area B||Science and Mathematics|
|B1||Mathematics/Statistics (8 units in Support) 1||0|
|B2||Life Science (4 units in Support) 1||0|
|B4||One lab taken with either a B2 or B3 course|
|Area C||Arts and Humanities|
|C3||Fine/Performing Arts (4 units in Major) 1||0|
|Area C elective||(Choose one course from C1-C5) (4 units in Major) 1||0|
|Area D/E||Society and the Individual|
|D1||The American Experience (Title 5, Section 40404 requirement)||4|
|D3||Comparative Social Institutions||4|
|D4||Self Development (CSU Area E) (4 units in Support) 1||0|
Required in Major or Support; also satisfies GE.