Recommended Academic Plan for Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (University Park only) (151 min. credits)

Effective Fall 2011 (last Senate update)

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

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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