Apr 21, 2018
About the Program
Landscape architecture allows students to develop abilities in problem solving, analytical thinking, and communication. Three fundamental tracks run through the curriculum - design, technical, and plant materials. First-year students enter the pre-landscape architecture program and learn basic art, graphic communication, and design skills. Based on performance in their first year, qualified students are admitted into the professional landscape architecture program. In their second year, increasingly challenging projects allow students to apply their knowledge. Third-year students complete larger-scale projects and focus on more diverse and technically difficult concepts. Between the third and fourth years, students complete a co-op program wherein students are placed in professional offices nationwide for a minimum of forty weeks. Fourth year students focus on “real-client” projects in urban and regional design.
Landscape Architecture Website
Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information
The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Landscape Architecture include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.
Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.
120 credits required for graduation
Departmental/Program Major Courses (115 credits)
Required Major Courses (60 credits)
Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (55 credits)
Electives (5 credits)
- Elective - Credit Hours: 5.00
University Core Requirements
120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree
2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements
- 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
- 32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue
- 9 credits International Understanding
- 3 credits Multicultural Awareness
- 9 credits of Hum and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture
Fall 1st Year (Pre-Program)
Spring 1st Year (Pre-Program)
120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.
2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
** Students in Landscape Architecture fulfill the foundational mathematics requirement by (1) completing MA 15800 or higher or (2) completing STAT 30100. Enrolling in STAT 30100 requires either successfully completing MA 15300 and MA 15400 or taking the advanced credit examination for MA 15300 and MA 15400 to establish competency. Three (3) credits of MA 15300 or MA 15400 may be used as an unrestricted elective in the College of Agriculture Undergraduate plans of study, but may not be used as Mathematics and Sciences selective.
Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.
Foreign Language Courses
Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:
American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.