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  Feb 21, 2018
2012-2013 General Catalog (Summer, Fall 2012) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Landscape Architecture - BLA

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College of Agriculture

Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Minimum GPA for Admission: 2.5, USU
Additional Matriculation Requirements: completion of prerequisite courses, portfolio review, and submission of letter of intent (usually at end of the sophomore year)
Minimum GPA for Graduation: 2.0, USU
Minimum Grade Accepted: C- in LAEP prefix courses

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) degree is a four-year program consisting of courses relating to theory, design, history, and the various technical areas of the profession. The degree provides a substantial basis for a professional career, as well as an excellent foundation for advanced graduate studies.

Students must complete the General Education requirements  

  •   or   will fulfill the Life Sciences requirement for students in the Landscape Architecture major

Students must also complete the University Studies requirements 

  •   and   will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
  •   will fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement
  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two catagories: Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) and Social Sciences (DSS)


Required Courses - Four Year Sequence


1. Suggested courses: BCA=LAEP 1030 ; BPS=PSC 2010 ; BAI=USU 1300 ; BSS=ENVS 2340 ; BHU=USU 1320 . Two of the breadth courses must be USU prefix courses.



All required courses with an LAEP prefix must be passed with a grade of C- or better. Students must also complete the University Studies requirements. For more detailed information, see major requirement sheet available from the department.

Undergraduate Travel Requirement

The undergraduate curriculum includes a requirement for a minimum of 1 credit of travel and study outside of the bioregion. This travel requirement can be satisfied by one or both of the following courses, depending upon the specific content of the course at the time of offering. (Check with the department for specific information.)

Specialized Service Courses

The following courses are available for majors in other fields who may wish to gain an exposure to the different aspects of landscape architecture and environmental planning. A minor is not given in LAEP; however, these service courses are available, without prerequisites, for those requesting them.

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits


Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better


Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)


USU Credits (30 USU credits, 20 of which must be upper-division courses, 10 of which must be courses required for student's major)

30 USU credits

Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)


Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 


General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 




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