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ESF Academic Catalog
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

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The B.L.A. program is designed for those students desiring to enter the profession of landscape architecture either directly after completing the degree or after completing graduate school. This is a professional degree with an emphasis on the skills and knowledge required to qualify as a landscape architect.

Accreditation

The degree is accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB).

The B.L.A. degree is granted at the end of five years of study and requires the successful completion of 141 credit hours. Students are accepted into the lower-division landscape architecture program as freshmen or as sophomore transfers and into the upper-division program as junior transfers.

Lower Division Required Courses

Course Number Course Codes * Credits
APM 103 Applied Algebra & Trigonometry G 3
EFB 100 Survey of Biology G 4
ESF 200 Information Literacy 1
EWP 190 Writing And The Envrnment G 3
EWP 220 Public Presentation Skills 2 - 3
EWP 290 Research Writing & Humanities G 3
LSA 132 Orientation Seminar:LSA 1
LSA 182 Drawing Studio G 3
LSA 206 Art,Culture&Landscape II G 3
LSA 212 Place/Culture/Design G 3
LSA 220 Intro/Landscape Architect G 3
LSA 226 Foundation Design Studio I 4
LSA 227 Foundation Design Studio II 4
LSA 300 Digital Methods & Graphics I 3
LSA 301 Landscape Representation II 3
LSA 305 History/Landscape Arch I 3
LSA 311 Natural Proc-Design&Plan 3
LSA 333 Plant Materials 2

Electives

Course Codes* Credits
General Education Course: Social Sciences G 3
General Education Course select one: World History and Global Awareness, World Languages, US History & Civic Engagement G 3

 

Upper Division Required Courses

Course Number Course Codes * Credits
EWP 407 Writing/Env & Sci Professionls 3
LSA 312
LSA 321 Ecol Appl/Plng & Design 3
LSA 326 Land Arch Dsgn Studio I 5
LSA 327 Land Arch Dsgn Studio II 5
LSA 342 Land Arch Construct Tech 4
LSA 343 Landscape Materials&Structures 3
LSA 422 Land Arch Dsgn Studio III 5
LSA 423 Land Arch Dsgn Studio IV 5
LSA 424 Prep:Off-Camp Des Studio 1
LSA 425 Orient:Off-Camp Dsgn Studio 3
LSA 433 Planting Design&Practice 3
LSA 451 Comprehensive Land Plan 3
LSA 455 Prof Prac/Lndscpe Arch 3
LSA 458 Off-Camp:Adv Visit,Wkly Rpts 4
LSA 459 Off-Camp:Dsgn Journal/Proj Ntb 4
LSA 460 Off-Camp:Thesis Project 7
LSA 461 Off-Camp Final Present Sem 1
LSA 470 Thematic Land Dsgn Studio 6
Free Electives 15

Total Minimum Credits For Degree: 141*

*curriculum pending NYSED approval