Aug 08, 2020  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 

Landscape Architecture Major (BS)

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Landscape Architecture Major - Bachelor of Science (BS)

Please see the UNLV College of Fine Arts - Department of Landscape Architecture web page at for information about department programs, faculty and facilities.

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Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.or
Program - American Society of Landscape Architects

Learning Objectives

  1. Discern areas of practice in landscape architecture and the range of applications associated with each area;
  2. Implement a range of landscape architecture design processes;
  3. Implement a range of creative tools such as brainstorming, divergent, and convergent thinking, etc.;
  4. Implement a range of design considerations relevant to site inventory and analysis and site design considerations;
  5. Implement a range of planning considerations relevant to landscape architecture , including history and precedence, regulations, and economics;
  6. Discern a range of issues related to sustainability relevant to landscape architecture;
  7. Implement a range of technical considerations relevant to landscape architecture construction;
  8. Analyze and describe a range of issues related to plant knowledge;
  9. Discern a range of principles that define the profession, demonstrate a professional demeanor, and articulate the systems that support landscape architecture;
  10. Discern a range of principles that demonstrate an awareness of the role of landscape architects as advocates and providers of public/client education, including but not limited to issues of: environmental awareness and stewardship, and an awareness and sensitivity to issues related to social justice such as socio-economic diversity, cultural diversity and inclusivity;
  11. Implement a range of research fundamentals that foster a capacity for comprehensive reading, working in groups, critical thinking, primary and secondary research, and selecting appropriate deliverables.
  12. Implement a range of principles that foster a capacity to communicate effectively in graphic, written, and verbal formats;
  13. Discern a range of issues meant to introduce the importance and structure of the Landscape Architecture Registration Examination;
  14. A range of principles that foster a capacity to effectively express a level of competence necessary to succeed as a designer including, but not limited to, craftsmanship, portfolio development, marketing, and developing an awareness of the contemporary issues, practices, techniques, and technologies that influence professional development.

University Graduation Requirements

Landscape Architecture Degree Requirements - Total: 123 Credits

The profession of landscape architecture embodies both the art and science of design, planning, and management of the land and the natural and man-made elements upon it. The program embraces creative, cultural, philosophical, and scientific knowledge bases as part of the educational requirements for a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture professional degree. The professional curriculum prepares students for areas of practice in landscape architecture and planning including site design, urban design, master planning, community planning, regional planning, and natural resource conservation.

General Education Requirements - Subtotal: 37-40 Credits

First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3

English Composition - Credits: 6

Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3

Mathematics - Credits: 3

Distribution Requirements - Credits: 19

 Please see Distribution Requirements  for more information.

  • Humanities and Fine Arts:
    • Automatically satisfied by Major requirement 
  • Social Sciences: 9 credits
    • One course each from three different fields 
  • Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking: 10 credits

Multicultural and International

Multicultural, one 3 credit course required
International, one 3 credit course required

These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements.  A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to:

Total Credits: 123

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