Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture with Concentration in Horticulture

Landscape Architecture is the art of planning the appropriate use of land and designing the built environment based on an understanding of natural and cultural site characteristics, human need, and sound artistic and technical competence. The B.S. in Landscape Architecture with Horticulture concentration allows students the opportunity to more fully integrate horticultural knowledge into the landscape architecture professional degree.

The scope of landscape architecture includes site design, land use, and urban planning at all scales. A landscape architect normally is responsible for the organization and placement of buildings, recreational facilities, roads, grading, and planting design. Temple's curriculum focuses on appropriate functional and ecological "fit," by using a design approach and techniques that work with and protect the natural environment.

Careers in public landscape architecture include positions with regional, county, and city planning commissions, and park, recreation, housing, and transportation agencies. Private practice includes the design of recreational, residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial projects, as well as the overall planning of new communities. Environmental protection, historical restoration, and land reclamation efforts could also be an important part of your role as a landscape architect.

Courses for the Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture are offered at the Ambler Campus with a portion of the coursework also available on Temple's Main campus. The Landscape Architecture Program has access to the Ambler Arboretum at Temple University and The Temple University Field Station at Ambler. Faculty and students use these resources in coursework and research. For more information see: https://ambler.temple.edu/arboretum and https://ambler.temple.edu/fieldstation.

Sasha W. Eisenman, Ph.D., Chair, Architecture and Environmental Design
Tyler School of Art and Architecture
Dixon Hall, Room 201
580 Meetinghouse Road
Ambler, PA 19002
267-468-8168
eisenman@temple.edu

Rob Kuper, PLA, ASLA, Landscape Architecture Programs Curricular Coordinator
Tyler School of Art and Architecture
Bright Hall, Room 101B
580 Meetinghouse Road
Ambler, PA 19002
267-468-8179
rkuper@temple.edu

Licensure/Certification

Licensure in Landscape Architecture is required to use the title "landscape architect" in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Licensure for landscape architects is state regulated and must be obtained through achievement of three necessary components: (i) education; (ii) professional practice experience; and (iii) examination requirements. To obtain licensure, all states require candidates to pass the Landscape Architectural Registration Exam, which is administered by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB). Additionally, a majority of states require a degree that is accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accrediting Board (LAAB). Temple University's Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture are accredited by LAAB, and prepare students to sit for the Landscape Architectural Registration Exam.

Additional requirements (such as exams, questionnaires, or training) may be required based on the individual requirements of the state in which you intend to become licensed.

https://www.asla.org/StateGovtAffairsLicensure.aspx

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture with a concentration in Horticulture may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 124 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall and in the major.

University Requirements

  • MATH 0701 (4 s.h.) and/or ENG 0701 (4 s.h.), if required by placement assessment.
  • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major. LARC 2496 and LARC 4198 are the specific writing-intensive courses that are required for Landscape Architecture majors.
  • Students must complete the requirements of the General Education (GenEd) program (29-20 s.h.).
    • Satisfactory completion of BOT 1111 and HORT 2114 will waive the two-course GenEd Science & Technology (GS) requirements.
    • Summer or semester study abroad will satisfy the GenEd Global/World Society (GG) requirement.

Major Requirements

No more than one grade below a C- is allowed in any course in either Landscape Architecture or Horticulture. 

BOT 1111General Botany4
BOT 1112Plant Ecology3
HORT 1211Woody Plants I3
HORT 1212Woody Plants II3
HORT 2114Soils3
HORT 2221Herbaceous Plants I3
HORT 3514Landscape Restoration3
LARC 1044Landscape Architecture Foundation I3
LARC 1111Introduction to Green Careers in Landscape Architecture1
LARC 1144Landscape Architecture Foundation II3
LARC 1544Landscape Architecture Computer Technology I3
LARC 2143Landscape Architecture Design Studio I6
LARC 2144Landscape Architecture Design Studio II6
LARC 2241Landscape Engineering I3
LARC 2243Landscape Engineering II3
LARC 2496Landscape Traditions3
LARC 2551Landscape Architecture Computer Technology II3
LARC 3145Landscape Architecture Design Studio III6
LARC 3146Landscape Architecture Design Studio IV: Design/Build6
LARC 3345Planting Design3
LARC 3644Professional Practice3
LARC 4147Landscape Architecture Design Studio V: Fall Senior Studio6
LARC 4198Landscape Architecture Design Studio VI: Spring Senior Studio6
Select one of the following:3
Landscape Architecture Elective (LARC 1000-level or higher)
Botany Elective (BOT 1000-level or higher)
Horticulture Elective (HORT 1000-level or higher)
Total Credit Hours89

Suggested Academic Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different.

Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture with Concentration in Horticulture

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2021-2022 Academic Year

 

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
BOT 1111General Botany14
LARC 1044Landscape Architecture Foundation I3
LARC 1111Introduction to Green Careers in Landscape Architecture1
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
BOT 1112Plant Ecology3
LARC 1144Landscape Architecture Foundation II3
LARC 1544Landscape Architecture Computer Technology I3
GenEd Breadth Course3
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
HORT 1211Woody Plants I3
LARC 2143Landscape Architecture Design Studio I6
LARC 2241Landscape Engineering I3
LARC 2551Landscape Architecture Computer Technology II3
 Term Credit Hours18
Spring
HORT 1212Woody Plants II3
HORT 2114Soils13
LARC 2144Landscape Architecture Design Studio II6
LARC 2496Landscape Traditions [WI]3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
LARC 3145Landscape Architecture Design Studio III6
LARC 2243Landscape Engineering II3
HORT 2221Herbaceous Plants I3
Select one of the following:3
Landscape Architecture Elective (LARC 1000-level or higher)
 
Botany Elective (BOT 1000-level or higher)
 
Horticulture Elective (HORT 1000-level or higher)
 
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
LARC 3146Landscape Architecture Design Studio IV: Design/Build6
Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
Elective 3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
LARC 4147Landscape Architecture Design Studio V: Fall Senior Studio6
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
LARC 3644Professional Practice3
LARC 4198Landscape Architecture Design Studio VI: Spring Senior Studio [WI]6
LARC 3345Planting Design3
HORT 3514Landscape Restoration3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 124