Recommended Academic Plan for Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (University Park only) (139 min. credits)

Effective Spring 2017 (last Senate update)

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
LARCH 115 - Design I: Intro Spatial CompositionNotes for: LARCH 115

LARCH 115

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
LARCH 121 - Landscape Architecture Orientation Seminar (First Year seminar)Notes for: LARCH 121S

LARCH 121S

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
LARCH 145 - Ecology and Plants INotes for: LARCH 145

LARCH 145

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
LARCH 155 - Skills Lab I: Hand and Digital GraphicsNotes for: LARCH 155

LARCH 155

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
LARCH 60 - History of LARCH (GA;US;IL)Notes for: LARCH 60

LARCH 60

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
English 15 - Rhetoric and Composition (GWS)

Gen Ed

or English 30 - Honors Freshman Composition (GWS)

Honors Gen Ed

3
Total credits 15

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
LARCH 116 - Design II: Spatial DesignNotes for: LARCH 116

LARCH 116

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
LARCH 156 - Skills Lab II: Hand and Digital GraphicsNotes for: LARCH 156

LARCH 156

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
SOILS 101Notes for: SOILS 101

SOILS 101

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
General Education Selection (see course options in additional notes section)

Gen Ed

3
General Education Selection (see course options in additional notes section)

Gen Ed

3
General Education Selection (see course options in additional notes section)

Gen Ed

3
Total credits 17

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
LARCH 215 - Design III: Site DesignNotes for: LARCH 215

LARCH 215

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
LARCH 235 - Design Implementation: GradingNotes for: LARCH 235

LARCH 235

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
LARCH 245 - Ecology and Plants IINotes for: LARCH 245

LARCH 245

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
LARCH 255 - Skills Lab III: Digital GraphicsNotes for: LARCH 255

LARCH 255

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
General Education Selection (see course options in additional notes section)

Gen Ed

3
Total credits 15

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
LARCH 216 Design IV - Expanded Use, Scale and ContextNotes for: LARCH 216

LARCH 216

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
LARCH 236 - Design Implementation II: MaterialsNotes for: LARCH 236

LARCH 236

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
LARCH 256 - Skills Lab IV: GISNotes for: LARCH 256

LARCH 256

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
LARCH 276 - Human Dimensions of Design, History and Theory Notes for: LARCH 276

LARCH 276

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 202 (GWS)

ENGL 202

3
LARCH 246 - Ridge and Valley in the FieldNotes for: LARCH 246

LARCH 246

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Total credits 16

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
LARCH 315 - Design V: Expanded Use, Scale and ContextNotes for: LARCH 315

LARCH 315

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
LARCH 335 - Design Implementation III: Planting MethodsNotes for: LARCH 335

LARCH 335

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
LARCH 365 - Contemporary Trends in Landscape ArchitectureNotes for: LARCH 365

LARCH 365

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
LARCH 375 - Human Dimensions of Design Applied Notes for: LARCH 375

LARCH 375

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

Gen Ed

3
Total credits 16

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
LARCH 414 - Design VINotes for: LARCH 414

LARCH 414

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
5
LARCH 336 - Design Implementation IV: StormwaterNotes for: LARCH 336

LARCH 336

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
General Education Selection (see course options in additional notes section)

Gen Ed

3
General Education Selection (see course options in additional notes section)

Gen Ed

3
Total credits 17

Semester 7 - Study Abroad Program (Fall/Spring)

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

LARCH 499A

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

LARCH 499B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
5
Foreign Language (Recommended) or ElectiveNotes for: Foreign Language/Elective

Foreign Language/Elective

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
LARCH 499D - Contemporary/International Special Topics Notes for: LARCH 499D

LARCH 499D

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 12

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
LARCH 414 - Design VINotes for: LARCH 414

LARCH 414

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

LARCH 424

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
General Education Selection (see course options in additional notes section)

Gen Ed

3
General Education Selection(see course options in additional notes section)

Gen Ed

3
General Education Selection (see course options in additional notes section)

Gen Ed

3
Total credits 17

Semester 9

Course DetailsCredits
LARCH 414 - Design VINotes for: LARCH 414

LARCH 414

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
5
General Education Selection (see course options in additional notes section)

Gen Ed

3
General Education Selection (see course options in additional notes section)

Gen Ed

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 14

Additional Notes

Minimum Credits:  139 (effective for freshman beginning Fall 2017)

  • 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.

***GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE OPTIONS (18 credits)
GA:  6 Credits Required
Select 6 credits from: AA 121 GA(3); ARCH 100 GA(3); ARCH 210 GA(3); ART 20 GA(3); ART 30 GA(3); ARTH 120 GA;IL(3); ARTH 140 GA;IL(3); ARTH 201 GA;IL(3); ARTH 202 GA;US;IL(3); ARTH 308 GA;US(3); ARTH 315 GA:IL(3); ARTH 320 GA:IL(3); ARTH 330 GA:IL(3); ARTH 335 GA:IL(3); GD 100 GA(3) (Sem: 1-2)
GH: 6 Credits Required
Select 3 credits from: AFR 191 GH;IL(3); AFR 192 GH;IL(3); ASIA 100 GH;IL(3); FR 137 GH:IL(3); GEOG 122 GH;US(3); GER 100 GH;IL(3); GER 200 GH;IL(3); HIST 109 GH;US(3); PHIL 13 GH(3); PHIL 118 GH(3) (Sem: 6-9)
GN: 9 Credits Required

Select: SOILS 101 GN (3) (Sem: 2)
Select 6 credits from: AGECO 121 GN(3); BIOL 127 GN(3); BISC 1 GN(3); BISC 2 GN(3); EGEE 102 GN(3); FOR 201 GN(3); GEOG 115 GN(3); GEOSC 303(3); HORT 150 GN(3); METEO 122 GN(3); SOILS 71 GN;IL(3); (Sem: 1-2)
GQ: 6 Credits Required
GS: 6 Credits Required
Select 3 credits from: AFR 110 GS;IL(3); ANTH 120 GS;IL(3); CAS 222 GS;US;IL(3); CED 155 GS(3); GEOG 130 GS(3); GEOG 320 GS;US;IL(3); PLSC 22 GS;IL(3); RPTM 120 GS;US;IL(3); RSOC 11 GS;US(3); SOC 119 GS;US(4) (Sem: 6-9)
GHA: 3 Credits Required

Additional 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.

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