May 24, 2019
College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
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
- or LAEP 3700 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
Freshman Year (32 credits)
Fall Semester (16 credits)
Spring Semester (16 credits)
Sophomore Year (34 credits)
Fall Semester (17 credits)
Spring Semester (17 credtis)
Fall Semester (15 credits)
Spring Semester (15 credits)
Fall Semester (15 credits)
Spring Semester (17 credits)
Non-LAEP Courses Required for BLA majors:
The following courses taught outside the LAEP Department are required for all BLA majors. Note that several of these courses will also assist in fulfillment of University Studies Requirements.
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.
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