Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture combines art and environmental sciences. Landscape architects design exterior spaces and places. Those less familiar with landscape architecture tend to think of the profession in relatively basic terms, involving plantings around a building or in a park, for example. The reality is quite different; the profession is much broader, richer, and far-reaching.

Meet Laura - Landscape Architecture Student:

Landscape architects design at many scales, ranging from a tiny roof deck terrace to thousand of acres of National Forest lands; from the private realm of corporate office courtyard to the public realm of a neighborhood park or community plan; from the specialized creation of a healing garden at a hospital to a customized rehabilitation of a native wetlands. The numerous project types, practice types, along with the professional possibilities available to someone with a background in landscape architecture is almost unlimited.

The Landscape Architecture Program is fully accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board and is the only four-year accredited program in a four-state region. This program also offers the only collaborative interdisciplinary approach with the allied disciplines of architecture, interior design and planning.

The four-year undergraduate program consists of a common first year of courses shared by students in architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture. This year is followed by two years where students develop discipline-based knowledge and skills focused on site and building, community planning and design, and urban environments. The final year allows for collaborative work with students in architecture, interior design, and planning in research-based studios. Students participate in exploring a broad range of design problems in the studios where they develop design solutions that are presented to practicing professionals and for some projects, actual clients or partners. Students participate in a myriad of opportunities to support learning in the profession including professional electives, seminars, minors, lecture series, and study abroad. Learning about the profession continues in the required internship program where students work in professional design firms for academic credit. The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree requires 120-semester credit hours of coursework.

Contact Info

College of Architecture
210 Architecture Hall
LincolnĀ NEĀ 68588-0106
( On-campus, 2-9233 )

Bachelor of Science in Design 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
DSGN 101 Introduction to Design 2 cr
DSGN 110 Design Thinking 3 cr
DSGN 120 Design Drawing 3 cr
ENGL 150 or ENGL 151 3 cr
ACE 6 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
DSGN 140 History of Design 3 cr
DSGN 111 Design Making 4 cr
DSGN 123 Computer Applications in Design 3 cr
COMM 286 3 cr
MATH 104 Applied Calculus 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
LARC 200 3 cr
LARC 210 Studio I: Landscape Architecture Design Foundations 4 cr
LARC 230 Site Systems I: Materiality in Landscape Architecture 3 cr
LARC 212 3 cr
HORT 131 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
LARC 241 History of Landscape Architecture 3 cr
LARC 211 Studio II: Landscape Architecture Site Design 4 cr
LARC 231 Site Systems II: Site Engineering 3 cr
HORT 153 4 cr
BIOS 220 3 cr
Total Credits 17

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
LARC 310 Studio III: Landscape Architecture Advanced Site Design 5 cr
LARC 330 3 cr
CRPL 433 3 cr
LARC 461 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
CRPL 400 3 cr
LARC 311 Design Studio IV: Contemporary Landscape Architecture Design Problems 5 cr
LARC 380 Internship Preparation 1 cr
LARC 213 3 cr
Total Credits 12
Summer Sessions
Course Credit Hours
LARC 495 3-6 cr
Total Credits 3

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
LARC 489 3 cr
LARC 487 3 cr
DSGN 410 5 cr
LARC 497 (Professional Practice) 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
LARC 411 Design Studio VI: Contemporary Landscape Architecture Design Problems 5 cr
Professional Elective 3 cr
Open Elective 3 cr
Open Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 14

This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic adviser. Advisers also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.