Landscape Architecture College of Design

LDP + MLA [Accelerated MLA]

Program Plan

The curriculum of the six-year, integrated LDP and MLA is an accredited professional degree program. The program plan only shows the first three years of undergraduate degree program.

Year One

Fall
total credits14–16
Freshman Seminar [recommended]1
LA1201Learning From The Landscape [CLE: Diversity]3
Geog1502
or Math
Mapping Our World
Math1031 or Math1142 [CLE: Math Thinking]
4
3/4
Hort1001Plant Propagation [CLE: Biological Science, Lab]4
WritFirst Year Writing Course [Writ1201, 1301, or 1401]4
Spring
total credits14–16
LA1301Introduction to Landscape Drawing [CLE: Arts and Humanities]3
LA1401The Designed Environment3
Chem

or Geo1001
Chem1015 and 1017 (concurrent enrollment required) or
Chem 1021 [CLE: Physical Science, Lab]
Earth and its Environments [CLE: Physical Science/Lab, Environment]
4
Liberal Education Requirements or Electives*4/6

Year Two

Fall
total credits13–14
LA2301Advanced Representation for Environmental Design3
LA3003Case Studies in Sustainable Design and Planning3
ApEc1101
or Econ1101
or Geog3371w
Principles of Microeconomics
[CLE: Social Science, International Perspectives]
Cities, Citizens and Communities [CLE: Social science, Cultural Diversity, Writing Intensive]
3
4
4
Hort1015Woody and Herbaceous Plants4
Spring
total credits16
LA2302Computer-aided Representation for Environmental Design3
LA3501Environmental Design and Its Bio-Physical Context
[CLE: Environment]
3
FR3131
or Mgmt3010
GiS in Natural Resources
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
4
Liberal Education Requirements or Electives*6

Year Three

Fall
total credits15–16
LA3001Understanding and Creating Landscape Space3
Arch3711Environmental Design and the Socio-cultural Context [CLE: Citizenship and Public Ethics; Writing Intensive]3
Hort4061w
or Geog3605
Turf and Landscape Management [CLE: Writing Intensive]
Geographical Perspectives on Planning [CLE: Citizenship and Public Ethics, International Perspectives, Writing Intensive]
3
4
Espm3108Ecology of Managed Ecosystems3
Liberal Education Requirements or Electives*3
Spring
total credits15–16
LA3002
or Hort3005w
Regional Landscape Planning
Environmental Effects on Horticultural Crops
3
4
LA3004Informants of Creating Landscape Space3
LA3413Intro to Landscape Architectural History
[CLE: International Perspectives]
3
LA3514Making the Mississippi River [CLE: Citizenship and Public Ethics]3
Liberal Education Requirements or Electives3
Spring Study Option [Rome-Istanbul]
total credits16
Drawing (-in) the Eternal City4
Istanbul [CLE: Arts/Humanities, Global Perpectives]3
Byzantium/Constantinople [CLE: Historical Perspectives, Global Perpectives]3
Design Studio6
  • Required course in major.
  • Required course, not in major.
  • CLE course
  • Good semester to take DES3201: Strategic Career Planning for Design [1 credit]
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