Landscape Architecture Major

Landscape Architecture is a program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of landscape architecture and research in various aspects of the field.

Landscape Architecture majors and degree programs likely include instruction in geology and hydrology; soils, groundcovers, and horticultural elements; project and site planning; landscape design, history, and theory; environmental design; applicable law and regulations; and professional responsibilities and standards.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Landscape Architecture (use the College Search feature and enter " Landscape Architecture " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Architecture?  Learn more on the Careers/Jobs/Internships in Architecture Page.

What can you do with a major/degree in Landscape Architecture?

Graduates of this major often pursue careers where they design attractive and functional public parks, gardens, playgrounds, residential areas, college campuses, and public spaces.  Career options may also include planning the locations of buildings, roads, walkways, flowers, shrubs, and trees within various environments. Landscape architects design areas so that they are only easy to use and harmonious with the natural environment.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Landscape Architecture:

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

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