Andrew O. Wilcox, Chair
|Kyle D. Brown
Lee-Anne S. Milburn
Philip N. Pregill
Gerald O. Taylor
Landscape architects are professionally concerned with the design, management, preservation, and use of the land. The curriculum in Landscape Architecture provides a foundation in all of these areas with particular emphasis on design, along with the cultural and technical subjects that support it. Coursework includes study of the elements and principles of art, design and planning processes, graphic communication, plants and planting design, construction methods and environmental history. Instruction fosters the development of creative and problem-solving abilities, communication skills, technical knowledge, environmental awareness and professional attitudes. In most courses, students develop design proposals or technical solutions for actual sites with instruction, guidance, and critiques from faculty members. In the final year of study, students may choose to emphasize urban or regional landscape issues.
The Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture is a professional degree, nationally accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board and approved by the California Board of Landscape Architects. Holders of this degree find career opportunities in private practice; with municipal, county and state departments of planning and of parks and recreation; with corporate organizations; and with federal agencies such as the United States National Forest Service and Park Service. The student organization is affiliated with the American Society of Landscape Architects.
As of fall 2007, all undergraduate and graduate students entering the College of Environmental Design are required to purchase a computer that meets departmental specifications. All applicants are invited to check with their department office or go to the department's website to obtain these specifications. Financial aid assistance for this computer purchase is available to students qualifying for Federal Student Aid (requested via the FAFSA application). Please contact the University's Office of Financial Aid (909-869-3700) for additional information.
The curriculum requires a minimum of four years. New students must begin the program in the fall quarter. Students may enter the program directly from high school or as transfers from other institutions. In order to enter the four-year design sequence at the second year level, a portfolio review is required. Students must achieve a grade of "C" or better in all core courses in order to advance in the program. Concurrent enrollment in core courses is required for each year within the curriculum.
Students who maintain a grade point average of 3.2 or higher are eligible for membership in Sigma Lambda Alpha, a national honorary society for students of landscape architecture.
Open to LA majors only unless otherwise specified.