Dec 10, 2023  
Undergraduate Record 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Record 2023-2024

Landscape Architecture Minor

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Undergraduates wishing to minor in landscape architecture explore the issues and the future of the natural and built environment as shaped by dynamic ecological processes and human cultural practices. The minor is offered to all undergraduates–from those considering graduate studies in landscape architecture to those who just wish to broaden the scope of their major in a related field that is key to envisioning sustainable planning and design.


A minor in landscape architecture requires at least 15 credits in landscape architecture and a minimum GPA of 3.000.

Required core courses:

  • LAR 4120 - History of Landscape Design I - Credits: 3    

Selected courses (must take at least four):

  • LAR 4130 - History of Landscape Design II - Credits: 3    
  • LAR 4140 - Theories of Modern Landscape Architecture - Credits: 3    
  • LAR 4160 - Topics in the History of Landscape Design - Credits: 3    
  • LAR 4200 - Healing Spaces - Credits: 3    
  • LAR 4210 - Topics in Contemporary Theory - Credits: 3    

Other non-studio LAR courses may be taken with the permission of the Landscape Architecture Minor Advisor and the course instructor. (Note that many of the other courses have technical pre-requisites).  Students in the Architecture Program are strongly encouraged to take a 4000-level studio in Landscape Architecture (subject to availability). Courses listed by ARCH, ARH, LAR, and PLAN headings are pre-professional and professional courses, but not all are restricted to School of Architecture students.

Some faculty welcome interdisciplinary student enrollments and may elect to enroll upper-level undergraduate students in their graduate courses for elective credit.   Students outside the Architecture School wishing to enroll, must secure the approval of the faculty member offering that course.  Students outside the Architecture Department are strongly encouraged to take ARCH 1010 Lessons of the Lawn  and ARCH 1020 Lessons in Making,  in addition to the courses listed above. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences must submit an “Academic Advisement” report to their advisor in Landscape Architecture.