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First Professional LAAB Degree (Track III)

The LAAB Accredited Track III curriculum is intended for graduate students with undergraduate degrees in fields other than landscape architecture, architecture or related design fields.

First Professional LAAB (Degree III) is 82 Credit Hours.

First Year, Fall Semester, 15 Credit Hours required

  • LAR 501 Landscape Architecture Introduction Design Studio (6 Credits)
  • LAR 520 Environment and Culture (3 Credits)
  • LAR 514 LA Digital Design Media 2 (3 Credits)
  • LAR 582 012 Landscape Architecture Immersion (3 Credits)

First Year, Spring Semester, 12 Credit Hours required

  • LAR 502 Site Design and Environmental Planning Studio (6 Credits)
  • LAR 527 Landforms, Grading and Environmental Site Systems (3 Credits)
  • LAR 582.001 Landscape Architecture History Graduate Seminar (3 Credits)

Second Year, Summer Semester, 4 Credit Hours

  • LAR 523 Landscape Architecture Plant Identification (2 Credits)
  • LAR 524 Landscape Architecture Planting Design (2 Credits)

Second Year, Fall Semester, 12 Credit Hours required + 3 free electives

  • LAR 503 Design Development Studio (6 Credits)
  • LAR 528 LA Construction Materials and Methods (3 Credits)
  • LAR 517 GIS Applications in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (3 Credits)
  • Varies Free Elective(s) (3 Credits)

Second Year, Spring Semester, 12 Credit Hours required

  • LAR 506 Design + Build Studio (6 Credits)
  • LAR 527 Landscape Architecture Professional Practice (3 Credits)
  • LAR 540 Research Methods in Environmental Design and Landscape Architecture (3 Credits)

Third Year, Summer Semester

  • Open for free electives

Third Year, Fall Semester, 9 Credit Hours required + 3 free electives

  • LAR 507 Advanced Topics Studio in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (6 Credits)
  • LAR 534 Landscape Architecture Theory and Criticism (3 Credits)
  • Varies Free Elective(s) (3 Credits)

Third Year, Spring Semester, 9 Credit Hours required + 3 free electives

  • LAR 507 Advanced Topics Studio in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning or Independent Project (6 Credits)
  • LAR 545 City Planning and Design (3 Credits)
  • Varies Free Elective(s) (3 Credits)

Note: Design studios are in bold. LAR 501 and 502 must be taken in sequence and are prerequisites for all other studios.