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BLA Curriculum

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture is a four year undergraduate degree and requires a minimum of 128 credit hours.

For more details about each course, view the listings in the Texas A&M Course Catalog.

Landscape Architecture Catalog 143 (2020 - 2021) Program Semester Curriculum*

Total Credit Hours: 128

First Year, Fall Semester

Listing Class Credits
LAND 101 Introduction to Landscape Architectural Practice 1
LAND 111 Landscape Architecture Communications 1 3
ENGL 104 Composition and Rhetoric 3
MATH 140 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences 3
URPN 220 Digital Communication 1 3
RENR 205 Fundamentals of Ecology 3
First Year Experience 0
Semester Credit Hours 16

First Year, Spring Semester

Listing Class Credits
LAND 112 Landscape Architecture Communications 2 3
ARCH 250 Survey of World Architecture History 2 3
MATH 142 Business Calculus 3
Life and Physical Sciences Core Curriculum 4
General Elective (Upper Level) 3
Semester Credit Hours

16

Second Year, Fall Semester

Listing Class Credits
LAND 211 Landscape Design 1 3
LAND 240 History of Landscape Architecture 4
LAND 231 Landscape Construction 1 4
POLS 206 American National Government 3
HORT 306 Trees & Shrubs for Sustainable Built Environments 3
Semester Credit Hours 17

Second Year, Spring Semester

Listing Class Credits
LAND 212 Landscape Design 2 4
LAND 232 Landscape Construction 2 3
RENR 215 Fundamentals of Ecology - Lab 1
HORT 308 Plants for Sustainable Landscapes 3
History Core Curriculum 3
Computer Elective** 3
Semester Credit Hours 17

 

Third Year, Fall Semester

Listing Class Credits
LAND 311 Landscape Design 3 5
LAND 301 Landscape Architecture Theory 3
ENGL 210 Technical and Business Writing 3
History Core Curriculum 3
URPN Elective** 3
Semester Credit Hours

17

 

Third Year, Spring Semester

Listing Class Credits
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
LAND 312 Landscape Design 4 5
LAND 241 Landscape Architecture in America 3
LAND 331 Landscape Construction 3 4
URPN 202 Building Better Cities 3
Semester Credit Hours 18

 

Mid Semester, Summer Semester

Listing Class Credits
LAND 484 Summer Internship 0
Semester Credit Hours 0

 

Fourth Year, Fall Semester

Listing Class Credits
LAND 494 or CARC 301 Internship or Field Studies in Design Innovation 6
Study Abroad or General Elective (Upper Level) & PHIL Elective** 6
Semester Credit Hours 6 or 12

Fourth Year, Spring Semester

Listing Class Credits
KINE 120 The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1
LAND 412 Landscape Design 4 3
LAND 431 Professional Practice 3
General Elective (Upper Level) 3
URPN Elective** 0
Semester Credit Hours 15

*Subject to change

** See advisor for a list of approved courses

A grade of C or better is required in courses under major coursework and supporting coursework.

Semester away can be fulfilled by Study Abroad or study at an approved other university (12 hours) or internship (6 hours).

Study abroad students will take CARC 301, CARC 311, and CARC 331. Other university courses will be approved individually through advisor.

Internship students will register for LAND 494 in 4th year, fall semester. Approved PHIL elective course and an upper level general elective must be taken in semesters other than fall, 4th year.

Any student transferring or changing majors into landscape architecture should understand that the program consists of 4 years of sequential studio courses, with the sequence beginning in a fall semester. It will take at least 4 years to complete the curriculum. Therefore, students should have less than 60 hours total to avoid going over the state hour limit.