Program Learning Objectives
- Integrate natural and cultural systems at the project, community, regional and global levels.
- Incorporate a sense of place, environmental ethics, responsible use of resources and other sustainable practices throughout the design, planning and implementation process.
- Comprehend and demonstrate relationships among analysis, design concept, development and implementation.
- Demonstrate a passion for creativity and the process of analytical problem solving.
- Apply the knowledge of theory, history and contemporary philosophies of landscape architecture.
- Apply critical thinking to make cogent decisions in a professional context.
- Demonstrate employable skills, and a mind open to learning in a professional setting.
- Demonstrate the ability and confidence to work in interdisciplinary settings and work environments.
- Comprehend the leadership role that landscape architecture plays in the design, planning and implementation process.
- Apply written, oral, graphic and digital skills throughout the design process.
- Apply professional standards, ethics and practices.
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.