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Office of the University Registrar

2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog


Landscape Architecture
College: Design, Construction and Planning
Degree: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Hours for the Degree: 144
Minor: Yes
Combined-Degree Program: No

The five-year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program is accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board and leads to the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree. Graduating from an accredited program is an essential first step toward licensing in Florida and other states. Students study the art of design, planning or management, and the arrangement of natural and man-made elements on the land through application of cultural and scientific knowledge. Resource conservation and the requirements of the built environment are studied.

Graduates are employed by professional offices; municipal, state or federal recreation and resource agencies; landscape architectural or planning agencies; and the construction, development or horticultural industries. Graduates also may continue on to graduate school at UF or throughout the country.

Field trips are required as part of normal course work; three trips are required. A fall-semester study abroad program is available as an option to the extended internship for students who meet program requirements. Students should have adequate funds for trips and studio materials.

Students need personal computers with CADD graphics capabilities. The department will provide specifications before purchase.

General Education (this is a partial list)


ARC 1701 Architectural History 1 * or
ARC 1702 Architechtural History 2 (GE-H, I)
ARH 2050 Introduction to the Principles and History of Art 1 (GE–H)3
ARH 2051 Introduction to the Principles and History of Art 2 (GE–H)3
PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy (GE–H)3
CLA 3793 The Ancient City: Roman Cities (GE–H, I)3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (GE–S)3
ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology (GE–S, I)3
SYG 2000 Principles of Sociology (GE–S)3
Physical or Biological Sciences3
BSC 2007 Biological Sciences: Cells, Organisms and Genetics or
BOT 2010C Introductory Botany preferred (GE–B)
ORH 3513C Environmental Plant Identification and Use * (GE–B)3
GLY 2010C Physical Geology or
GLY 1073 Introduction to Global Change (GE–P)


MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry or
MAC 1140 Precalculus Algebra and
MAC 1114 Trigonometry (GE–M)
Math (PHI 2100 Logic or STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 preferred)3
  • * Required Gen Ed course

NOTE: Landscape architecture students may not use LAA 2710 to fulfill Gen Ed-H or Gen Ed-I credit.

Critical Tracking Requirements

Semester 1:

  • 2.35 UF GPA required
  • Complete LAA 1920 with a grade of C or better

Semester 2:

  • 2.5 UF GPA required
  • Complete MAC 1140 and MAC 1114 or MAC 1147

Semester 3:

  • 2.75 UF GPA required for semesters 34
  • Complete ARC 1301, BOT 2010C
  • Complete LAA 2330, LAA 2710, LAA 2370 with a grade of C or better

Semester 4:

  • Complete LAA 2340C, and LAA 2360C with a grade of C or better
  • Complete ARC 1702

Semester 5:

  • Complete LAA 3350C, LAA 3420 with a grade of C or better
  • Complete ORH 3513C

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which will be bold.

Suggested semester-by-semester plan

Semester 1Credits
LAA 1920 Introduction to Landscape Architecture3
Social Sciences (GE–S)3
Humanities (GE–H)3
Composition (GE–C)3
Mathematics (GE–M)3
Total 15
Semester 2 Credits
MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry or
MAC 1140 Precalculus Algebra and
MAC 1114 Trigonometry (GE–M)
Humanities (GE–H)3
Social Sciences (GE–S)3
Physical or Biological Sciences (GE–P or B)3
Total 13-14
Semester 3Credits
ARC 1301 Architectural Design 14
LAA 2370 CAD LandForm Modeling3
LAA 2330 Site Analysis3
LAA 2710 History of Landscape Architecture3
BOT 2010C Introductory Botany3
Mathematics (GE–M)3
Humanities (GE–H)3
Total 16
Semester 4 Credits
LAA 2360C Principles of Landscape Architecture5
LAA 2340C Landscape Architecture Rendering and Presentation2
ARC 1702 Architectural History 2 (GE–I)3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE–S)3
Total 13

This program is limited access. During the spring semester of the sophomore year, students must participate in an exhibit of their work in studio courses. Admission to the junior year is based on this exhibit and the preprofessional GPA.

Semester 5 Credits
LAA 3350C Site Design and Planning Studio5
LAA 3420 Landscape Construction 15
ORH 3513C Environmental Plant Identification and Use3
Total 13
Semester 6 Credits
LAA 3352C Planting Design Studio5
LAA 3421 Landscape Construction 25
PCB 3601C Plant Ecology3
LAA 3530 Landscape Management3
Total 16

Summer and Fall Professional Experience

Complete LAA 4940 and LAA 4941, Landscape Internship, in the summer and fall of the fourth year of study.

Semester 7 Credits
Option 1: Extended Internship3
LAA 4941 Extended Internship with Landscape Architect9
Total 12
Option 2: Study Abroad Option
LAA 4933C Topics in European Design/Paris, France3
LAA 4952C European Landscape Architecture Studio6
FRE 1116 Preparation for Intermediate French3
Total 12
Semester 8 Credits
LAA 4353 Urban Design Studio6
LAA 3230 Theories of Landscape Architecture3
LAA 3372C Computer Applications in Design3
Total 15
Semester 9 Credits
LAA 4359 Environmental Planning and Design Studio6
LAA 4450 Landscape Architecture Design Implementation5
LAA 4357 Senior Independent Project Seminar2
LAA elective3
Total 16
Semester 10 Credits
LAA 4358 Senior Independent Project8
LAA 4210 Landscape Architecture Professional Practice4
Total 15

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required. Majors must attain a minimum C grade in all LAA courses. A grade of D+ is considered a failing grade and must be retaken until a grade of C or better is earned. In some courses (see adviser) a student may not proceed through a sequence until a C grade is earned.