Oct 19, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Landscape Architecture - BLA


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College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

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  • For more information about Landscape Architecture, see the website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and logon to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.
  • Please note that LAEP students have specific computer requirements.

 

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
25 students accepted to the program per year    

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    
USU 1010: University Connections   1-3   Enroll in 2 credits Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course   3 Suggested course USU 1300  
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3 Suggested course LAEP 1030   Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) Course   3 Suggested course PSC 2010  
Total Recommended Credits: 16   Total Recommended Credits: 16  
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

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    
      General Education Integrated Studies Requirement  3  
Total Recommended Credits: 14   Total Recommended Credits: 16  
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Comments

Students pursuing the Landscape Architecture degree need to apply to the program this semester.

Please note that LAEP students have specific computer requirements.

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

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 Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3 Suggested course ENVS 2340  or SOC 1010  
Total Recommended Credits: 16   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 3080: Introduction to Technical Communication (CI)  or

ASTE 3050: Technical and Professional Communication Principles (CI)   or MIS 3200: Business Communication (CI)  
3  or 3  or 3      LAEP 4040: E Studio/Entrepreneurship in Planning and Design (CI)  or LAEP 3700   in the Fall semester LAEP 3700 - City and Regional Planning (CI) 3    
LAEP 4100: Urban Theory, Systems, and Design   5     LAEP 4120: Senior Capstone: Planning & Design Leadership   5    

LAEP 3700: City and Regional Planning (CI)  or LAEP 4040   in the Spring Semester

 
3     LAEP 4350: Travel Course   1-3   Enroll in 1-2 credits
Elective 3   LAEP 4930: Preparing for the Landscape Architect Registration Examination   2   Optional
      SOC 3600: Sociology of Urban Places (DSS)  or SOC 3610: Rural Sociology (DSS)  or

SOC 4620: Sociology of the Environment and Natural Resources (DSS)  
3  or 3  or

3  
 
Total Recommended Credits: 14   Total Recommended Credits: 14  
Comments

 

Comments

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.

Undergraduate Travel Requirement


The undergraduate curriculum includes a requirement for a minimum of 1 credit of travel and study outside of the bioregion. Information regarding this requirement can be found here and the Individual Travel Guidelines can be found here.

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