Environmental Design, B.S./M.L.A.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 156

Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 3.00

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 3.00

Program Code: A385/F621 Q224

Major Requirements

Some courses required for the major may also fulfill University General Education Requirements

A grade of C or better must be earned in each course counted for major and major support credit.

ARCH 4453Modern and Contemporary Architecture3
L A 4613Landscape Architecture Computer Applications3
L A 4103Introduction to Landscape Architecture3
RCPL 4213Principles and Practice of Urban Planning3
EN D 3893Intro to Urban Real Estate Development3
EN D 3993Environmental Design Practicum3
EN D 4893Historic Preservation Planning3
EN D 4993Environmental Design Capstone3
Choose 17 hours from a list of approved courses maintained by the department (8 shared hours) 117
Total Credit Hours41

Major Support Requirements

ECON 1113Principles of Economics-Macro3
ECON 1123Principles of Economics-Micro3
Choose one of the following:3
Principles of Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Public Speaking
ECON 2843Elements of Statistics3
or PSY 2003 Understanding Statistics
Ecology Elective
Choose 3 hours from a list of approved courses maintained by the department3
Total Credit Hours15

Shared Hours

These 27 hours of graduate credit count for both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. 

L A 5243Landscape Architecture Technology: Materials and Construction3
L A 5343Landscape Architecture Technology: Site Issues3
L A 5513Landscape Architecture Drawing and Graphics3
L A 5515Landscape Architecture Introductory Graduate Studio I5
L A 5525Landscape Architecture Introductory Graduate Studio II5
L A 5713Plant Material and Technology3
L A 5923Planting Design3
L A 5940Field Work2
Total Credit Hours27

M.L.A. Component

Required Courses
L A 5535Landscape Architecture Intermediate Graduate Studio III5
L A 5545Landscape Architecture Intermediate Graduate Studio IV5
L A 5943History and Theory of Landscape Architecture3
L A 5950Graduate Project Proposal2
L A 6950Applied Research in Landscape Architecture2
L A 6595Graduate Project5
L A 6643Urban Design Theory3
L A 5402Res Methods Landscape Arch2
Graduate Elective: choose a 3 hour graduate level elective 13
Professional Practice Requirement
Choose 2 hours from approved list2
Advanced Professional Electives
Choose a minimum of 3 hours 23
Total Credit Hours35

General Education and College Requirements

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV, or V are part of the General Education curriculum. Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of General Education courses, chosen from the approved list, including at least one upper-division Gen. Ed. course outside of the student’s major. Courses graded S/U or P/NP will not apply.

Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
English Composition
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
Language (0-10 hours in the same language)
This requirement can be met by two years of the same language in high school:0-10
Beginning Course (0-5 hours)
Beginning Course, continued (0-5 hours)
Choose one course3
Core Area II: Natural Science (including one laboratory)
Natural Science
Choose one course3
Natural Science with lab
Choose one course from a different topic than natural science 4
Core Area III: Social Science
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
Choose one course3
Core Area IV: Arts & Humanities
Artistic Forms
Choose one course3
Western Culture
HIST 1483United States to 18653
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
Choose one course 13
World Culture
Choose one general education course at the upper division (3000-4000) level and outside of the major3
Core Area V: First-Year Experience
Choose one course3
Total Credit Hours37-47

Free Electives

Electives to bring total applicable hours to 120 including 48 upper-division hours.

Suggested Semester Plan of Study

A minimum grade of C is required in all major and major support coursework.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
Natural Science – Advised Elective (Core II) 3
Communications Elective 3
First-Year Experience (Core V) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
Any Gen. Ed. Approved MATH course (Core I) 3
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
Ecology Elective 3
ECON 1113 Principles of Economics-Macro 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
First Semester
Natural Science with Lab ‐ Advised Elective (Core II) 4
Western Civilization – Advised Elective (Core IV) 3
ECON 1123 Principles of Economics-Micro 3
L A 4103 Introduction to Landscape Architecture 3
Major Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
Artistic Forms (Core IV) 3
Social Science – Advised Elective (Core III) 3
Major Elective 3
Major Elective 3
ECON 2843
Elements of Statistics
or Understanding Statistics
 Credit Hours15
Third Year
First Semester
RCPL 4213 Principles and Practice of Urban Planning 3
EN D 3893 Intro to Urban Real Estate Development 3
L A 5513 Landscape Architecture Drawing and Graphics 1 3
Upper-Division World Culture (Core IV) 3
ARCH 4453 Modern and Contemporary Architecture 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
EN D 3993 Environmental Design Practicum 3
L A 4613 Landscape Architecture Computer Applications 2 3
Open Elective 3
Open Elective 3
Open Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
EN D 4893 Historic Preservation Planning 3
L A 5515 Landscape Architecture Introductory Graduate Studio I 1 5
L A 5713 Plant Material and Technology 1 3
L A 5343 Landscape Architecture Technology: Site Issues 1 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
EN D 4993 Environmental Design Capstone 3
L A 5525 Landscape Architecture Introductory Graduate Studio II 1 5
L A 5243 Landscape Architecture Technology: Materials and Construction 1 3
L A 5923 Planting Design 1 3
 Credit Hours14
L A 5940 Field Work 1 2
 Credit Hours2
Fifth Year
First Semester
L A 5535 Landscape Architecture Intermediate Graduate Studio III 5
L A 5943 History and Theory of Landscape Architecture 3
L A 5402 Res Methods Landscape Arch 2
L A 6643 Urban Design Theory 3
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
L A 5545 Landscape Architecture Intermediate Graduate Studio IV 5
L A 5950 Graduate Project Proposal 2
Professional Elective 3
 Credit Hours10
Sixth Year
First Semester
L A 6950 Applied Research in Landscape Architecture 2
L A Professional Practice 3 2
 Credit Hours4
Second Semester
L A 6595 Graduate Project 5
Graduate Elective 2 3
 Credit Hours8
 Total Credit Hours156