Landscape Architecture

A college degree in landscape architecture focuses on designing outdoor areas such as yards and parks.

For this major you’ll take lots of landscape architecture classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as a landscape architect.

Sample Courses

Landscape Architecture Courses:

  • Principles for Landscape Architecture
  • Fundamentals of Visual Representation and Creativity
  • Landscape Plants: Identification and Use
  • Case Studies in Landscape Design
  • Design Communications
  • Landscape Management
  • Planting Design Studio
  • Sacred Landscapes
  • Landscape Architecture Theory
  • History and Literature of Landscape Architecture
  • Ecological Analysis
  • Water Conservation Through Site Design
  • Project Management for Landscape Architects
  • Environmental Science for Sustainable Development
  • Social and Psychological Factors in Open Space Design
  • Landscape Architecture Criticism
  • Urban Design Studio
  • Environmental Design and Planning

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology