Jun 19, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Landscape Architecture - BLA/MLA


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College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

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  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
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The Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) Department offers an accelerated Bachelor+Masters of Landscape Architecture (B+MLA) that provides a seamless course of study beginning with pre-graduate studies during the Bachelors of Landscape Architecture (BLA) senior year, completion of Masters of Landscape Architecture graduate studies (MLA) the following year, and conferral of both the BLA and MLA degrees concurrently upon completion.

The accelerated B+MLA allows advanced LAEP undergraduates the opportunity to pursue a combined bachelor's and master's degree program within an accelerated time frame of 5 academic years.  This provide graduates a further competitive advantage in the professional marketplace, fosters integration and interaction between undergraduate and graduate programs, while maintaining the expectations and disciplinary exposure of each individual degree program.

The mission of the accelerated B+MLA program in Landscape Architecture is to (1) prepare future professionals to address the dynamic issues and scales of landscapes across the Intermountain West and around the world, and (2) engage in creative intellectual work that contributes to the theory and practice of landscape architecture. 

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)  

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.5 GPA
     

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

LAEP 1200: Introduction to Graphics and Illustration   4     ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3    
MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)   4     LAEP 1300: Digital Drafting, Illustration, and Modeling   3    
PSC 2620: Woody Plant Materials: Trees and Shrubs for the Landscape   3     LAEP 1350: Theory of Design   4    
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3   Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course   3  
      Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) Course   3  
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

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Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     GEO 3100: Natural Disasters (DSC)   3    
LAEP 2600: Landscape Construction I (QI)   4     LAEP 2300: History of Landscape Architecture (BHU)   3    
LAEP 2700: Site Analysis: Social, Behavioral, and Biophysical Dimensions   4     LAEP 3600: Landscape Materials   2    
WATS 1200: Biodiversity and Sustainability (BLS)  or

WILD 2200: Ecology of Our Changing World (BLS)   
3  or 3     LAEP 2720: Analysis and Design 2   5    
      LAEP 2300: History of Landscape Architecture (BHU)   3    
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

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Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

LAEP 2400: 3D Representation   3     LAEP 3120: Land Planning for Residential Development  or LAEP 3400: Advanced Geospatial Analysis and Visualization for Environmental Planning   5  or 5    
LAEP 3100: Recreation/Open Space   5     LAEP 4110 Construction Document Preparation   5    
LAEP 3300: GIS for Environmental Planning   4     LAEP 4910: Communication and Leadership in Professional Practice   3    
LAEP 3500: Planting Design   2-4   Enroll in 4 credits   SOC 3610: Rural Sociology (DSS)  or SOC 4620: Sociology of the Environment and Natural Resources (DSS)   3  or

3  
 
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Fourth Year (MLA Year 1)

 Fall Semester

Credits

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Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

LAEP 4100: Urban Theory, Systems, and Design   5     LAEP 3700: City and Regional Planning (CI)   3    
LAEP 6110: Landscape Ecology for Planning   3     LAEP 4350: Travel Course     1-3   Enroll in 1 credit
LAEP 6890: Seminar on Thesis Proposals and Procedures   1     LAEP 4930: Preparing for the Landscape Architect Registration Examination   2   Elective
Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3   LAEP 6880: Landscape Architecture Research Methods   2    
ENGL 3080: Introduction to Technical Communication (CI)  or

ASTE 3050: Technical and Professional Communication Principles (CI)  
3  or 3      

LAEP 6750: Implementation and Regulatory Techniques in Planning  
3    
      Exploration General Education 3  
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Fifth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

LAEP 6200: Bioregional Analysis and Planning         5     LAEP 6100: Regional Landscape Analysis and Planning   5    
LAEP 6930: Reading Seminar II   1     LAEP 6910: Reading Seminar I   1    
LAEP 6860: Faculty/Interdisciplinary Seminar I   1     LAEP 6970: Thesis Research  or LAEP 6960: Master's Project   1-6  or 1-6   Enroll in 4 credits
LAEP 6970: Thesis Research  or LAEP 6960: Master's Project   1-6  or 1-6   Enroll in 2 credits Electives 5  
LAEP 6740: Planning Theory and Implementation Issues   3          
Electives 3        
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Undergraduate students must matriculate (be accepted) to the program. Matriculation is based on performance in the first 7 LAEP courses  excluding LAEP 1030  and a portfolio  of work from those courses. Matriculation Portfolios are due in the LAEP office by 5:00 P.M. the last Monday in March.  

Contact Pamela George, pamela.george@usu.edu, 435-797-2882 for advising.

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