Jan 26, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Landscape Horticulture and Design - Landscape Design Concentration (BS)

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University Requirements:

College Requirements:

Agricultural and Natural Resources:

A minimum of nine credits from any three different subject area codes, outside the subject area codes of the student’s major, offered by the departments in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The exceptions would be any course that states in the course description that it cannot be used to satisfy the College Breadth requirements, special problems, research, internships, first year experience, seminars, and similar courses.

Physical Science:

Minimum of eight credits from CHEM, GEOL, PHYS, or SCEN. See major for specific requirement.

*If a course is used to fulfill two or more requirements, credits are counted only once toward the total credits for graduation.


Concentration Requirements:

Admission to the concentration is required (see below for details). In addition to fulfilling the Major requirements, the following requirements also must be completed:

Other Requirements

Students will be admitted to the concentration upon successful completion of 45 credit hours of undergraduate study (cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher) and submission of an acceptable portfolio of their own work. The Landscape Design Concentration candidate is required to attend their portfolio review. No student will be admitted to the concentration without a successful portfolio review.

Prior to review, a candidate must have successfully completed PLSC 103 - Landscape and Field Sketching (3cr.) , a course that will help students prepare a portfolio for the review process; PLSC 202 - History of Landscape Architecture (3cr.) ; PLSC 232 - Foundations of Landscape Architecture (3cr.)  and PLSC 233 - Foundations of Landscape Architecture Lab (1cr.) ; and one of the ART courses listed below. Students should submit 15 to 20 images or examples of their creative work, along with a writing sample, that will offer insight into their creative problem solving skills and experiences in visual arts.

Examples of projects acceptable for the portfolio include (but are not limited to) figure and landscape drawing and/or painting, ceramics, photography, digital design work, and written projects. A minimum of one project from each of the required courses must be included in the portfolio.

The candidate’s portfolio will be reviewed by a committee comprised of PLSC faculty and professionals in the landscape  design field. Students will be reviewed on individual merit and not compared to other applicants. For each review, the portfolios are ranked into two categories: admissible and not admissible. If a student receives a “not admissible” portfolio review, academic advising is provided to help the student choose an alternate concentration based on the talents and strengths of the student.


After required courses are completed,sufficient credits must be taken to meet the minimum credits required for the degree.Only two credits of BHAN 120  activity or performing music credit may be counted toward the degree.

Credits to Total a Minimum of 124

Last Revised 2017-2018 Academic Year

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