Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture is the profession providing landscape planning, design, and management services to enhance and protect natural and built environments. Landscape architects plan and design places for the health, safety, and welfare of citizens through systematic decision-making that integrates science, art, and technology. Landscape architectural project types include residential communities, private gardens, urban designs, college campuses, park facilities, regional landscape planning, etc.

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) program at Texas A&M University is the oldest in the state and one of the oldest in the Southwest. It is accredited by the Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Boards under the auspices of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Provisional accreditation was first granted for the BSLA program in 1971 and has maintained accredited status continuously since that time.

Our mission is to prepare students to become professional landscape architects in private and public sector practice. Our educational goal is to produce graduates motivated to be leaders in the field and life-long learners.

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Careers with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Degree

Our graduates are prepared for employment with private design firms in landscape architecture, engineering, architecture, or planning; and with federal, state, or local government agencies. Upon graduation students are qualified to pursue licensure in the profession or post graduate education in landscape architecture or a related field.

Approximately 25% of the registered landscape architects in the state of Texas graduated from the Texas A&M University landscape Architecture programs.

The U.S. Government Report on Landscape Architecture presents what landscape architects do, work environment, pay, job outlook, etc.

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