Penn State University

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Department of Landscape Architecture

Undergraduate Curriculum

This is a five-year curriculum leading to a professionally accredited Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree. It is designed to prepare graduates for either advanced study or professional careers. The program provides an education in creativity, technical skills, and ethical considerations necessary for practice. One particular requirement of the program, intended to enhance students’ breadth and perspective, is a semester of study abroad. The program also provides opportunities to pursue interests in a range of areas. All students are provided with a “typical” schedule for their degree year (year they entered our program). Although each student's path through our curriculum is based on his/her needs, skills and interests, the typical sequence of courses by semester represents a solid guide. Students are responsible to monitor their own progress through the program. We encourage each student to meet with their assigned academic advisor on a regular basis.