Recommended Academic Plan for Bachelor of Arts of Landscape Architecture (University Park only) (151 min. credits) Effective Fall 2011 (last Senate update)

Students who entered LARCH prior to Fall 2017 have the option to waive up to 12 elective credits by contacting their adviser and requesting a petition

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
LARCH 151 Introduction to Design VisualizationNotes for: LARCH 151

LARCH 151

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
LARCH 121S Landscape Architecture Orientation SeminarNotes for: LARCH 121S

LARCH 121S

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
ENGLISH 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 015

or ENGLISH 030* (GWS) Honors Freshman Composition

ENGL 030

3
GEOG 020 (GS;US;IL) Intro to Human Geography Notes for: GEOG 020

GEOG 020

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or GEOG 030 (GS;IL) Geographic Perspectives on Sustainability and Human-Environment SystemsNotes for: GEOG 020

GEOG 020

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
BIOL 127 (GN) Introduction to Plant BiologyNotes for: BIOL 127 (GN)

BIOL 127 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or BIOL 011 (GN) Introductory Biology I & BIOL 012 (GN) Introductory Biology IINotes for: BIOL 011 & BIOL 012

BIOL 011 & BIOL 012

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
SOILS 101 (GN) Intro to Soils Notes for: SOILS 101 (GN)

SOILS 101 (GN)

and additional 3 credits of EARTH 100 and GEOG 115
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or GEOSC 010 (GN) National ParksNotes for: GEOSC 010

GEOSC 010

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
LARCH 112 Introductory Design StudioNotes for: LARCH 112

LARCH 112

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
LARCH 060 (GA;US;IL) History of Design on the LandNotes for: LARCH 060

LARCH 060

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MATH 26 (or higher) Plane TrigonometryNotes for: MATH 026

MATH 026

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Art or Art/Arch History (GA;IL)

Art or Art/Arch History (GA;IL)

3
SOILS 101 (GN) Intro to SoilsNotes for: SOILS 101

SOILS 101

and additional 3 credits of: EARTH 100 and GEOG 115
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or GEOSC 010 (GN) National ParksNotes for: GEOSC 010

GEOSC 010

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
LARCH 211 Design and Theory INotes for: LARCH 211

LARCH 211

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
LARCH 221 Design Theory SeminarNotes for: LARCH 221

LARCH 221

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
LARCH 241 Ecological Principles for Landscape DesignNotes for: LARCH 241

LARCH 241

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
LARCH 251 Design Visualization and Graphics INotes for: LARCH 251

LARCH 251

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech

CAS 100 (GWS)

3
Total credits 14

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
LARCH 065 (GA;US;IL) Built Environment and CultureNotes for: LARCH 065

LARCH 065

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
LARCH 212 Design and Theory IINotes for: LARCH 212

LARCH 212

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
LARCH 222 Design Theory Seminar Notes for: LARCH 222

LARCH 222

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
LARCH 231 Introduction to Design ImplementationNotes for: LARCH 231

LARCH 231

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
LARCH 272 Landscape Architecture Field TripNotes for: LARCH 272

LARCH 272

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
ENGLISH 202 (GWS) Effective Writing

ENGL 202 (GWS)

3
Total credits 15

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
LARCH 311 Design and Theory IIINotes for: LARCH 311

LARCH 311

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
LARCH 321 Design Theory SeminarNotes for: LARCH 321

LARCH 321

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
LARCH 331 (IL) Landscape Architectural Design Implementation I Notes for: LARCH 331

LARCH 331

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
LARCH 341 Plants, People and Place: Plants in Landscape Architectural DesignNotes for: LARCh 341

LARCh 341

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
GEOG 122 (GH;US)

GEOG 122

or HIST 021 (GH;US)

HIST 021

3
Total credits 14

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
LARCH 312 Design and Theory IVNotes for: LARCH 312

LARCH 312

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
LARCH 322 Design Theory Seminar Notes for: LARCH 322

LARCH 322

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
LARCH 332 Landscape Architectural Design Implementation IINotes for: LARCH 332

LARCH 332

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
LARCH 361W Historic Issues in Landscape ArchitectureNotes for: LARCH 361W

LARCH 361W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Art/Arch History (GA)

Art/Arch History (GA)

3
Total credits 14

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
LARCH 414 Design and Theory VNotes for: LARCH 414

LARCH 414

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
5
LARCH 431 Landscape Architectural Design Implementation IIINotes for: LARCH 431

LARCH 431

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
LARCH 382 Professional PracticeNotes for: LARCH 382

LARCH 382

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 17

Semester 8 - STUDY ABROAD

Course DetailsCredits
LARCH 499A (IL) Design Theory Seminar Notes for: LARCH 499A (IL)

LARCH 499A (IL)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
LARCH 499B (IL) Design and Theory VI: Contemporary/International Landscape Architectural Design IssuesNotes for: LARCH 499B

LARCH 499B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
5
LARCH 499D (IL) Contemporary/International Special TopicsNotes for: LARCH 499D

LARCH 499D

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Foreign Language (Recommended)

Foreign Language

or Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 12

Semester 9

Course DetailsCredits
LARCH 414 Design and Theory VNotes for: LARCH 414

LARCH 414

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
5
Elective - Department recommendation

Elective

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

3
GEOG 020, 030, 120 or 130 (Social/Behavioral Sciences-GS)

GEOG

or PHIL 010, 013 or 118 (Social/Behavioral Sciences - GS)

PHIL

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 17

Semester 10

Course DetailsCredits
LARCH 414 Design and Theory VNotes for: LARCH 414

LARCH 414

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
5
LARCH 424 Design Theory Seminar Notes for: LARCH 424

LARCH 424

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Elective

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 17

Additional Notes

Total minimum credits required for major:  151

  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements.
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

Program Notes:

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.

Change of Major Application:   A minimum grade point average of 2.0 and an essay submission to be evaluated.  Students will be admitted in the fall semester only.

Submission Requirements:  How to Apply


Erica Quinn, Academic Adviser
Landscape Architecture
814-865-5985
stuckemanadviser@psu.edu

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# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

SOILS 101 (GN)
and additional 3 credits of EARTH 100 and GEOG 115
SOILS 101
and additional 3 credits of: EARTH 100 and GEOG 115