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Landscape Architecture

Pauline Hurley-Kurtz, R.L.A., A.S.L.A., M.L.A.

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Dixon Hall 201
267-468-8181
la.hort@temple.edu
www.ambler.temple.edu/la-hort

Bachelor of Science

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture 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. No more than one grade below a C- is allowed in any course in either Landscape Architecture or Horticulture.  Also, a grade of C- or higher is required in all required General Education courses.

 

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

1.  University requirements

  • Mathematics 0701 (4 s.h.) and/or English 0701 (4 s.h.), if required by placement testing.
  • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major. See below for a list of the specific courses that are required for Landscape Architecture majors.
  • Students must complete the requirements of the university General Education (GenEd) program (29-30 s.h.).

2.  Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture requirements (28 s.h.)

  • Nine (9) courses are required:
    Landscape Architecture 1013, 1142, and 2496; Botany 1111 and 1112; Horticulture 1211, 1212, 2114 and 3514.


3.  Landscape Architecture Major requirements (minimum of  60 s.h.)

  • Seven (7) Landscape Architecture courses are required (21 s.h.):
    Landscape Architecture 1244, 1544, 2241, 2242, 3243, 3345, and 3644.
  • Six (6) Landscape Architecture studios are required (36 s.h.):
    Landscape Architecture 2143, 2144, 3145, 3146, 4147, and 4198.
  • One (1) Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, or Botany elective is required (minimum of 3 s.h.).

4.  Electives (approximately 6 s.h.)

 

Suggested Semester By Semester Plans

Note: The symbol (F) or (S) after the course number indicates that the class is offered ONLY in the semester indicated: (F) = offered only in fall semester; (S) = offered only in spring semester.


Year 1 – Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Landscape Architecture 1013 (F) Natural and the Built Environment 3  
Botany 1111 (F) General Botany 4  *
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading and Writing 4 GW   
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ   
Semester Total   15  
*Satisfactory completion of Botany 1111 and Horticulture 2114 will waive the two-course GenEd Science (GS) requirement.
 
Year 1 – Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Landscape Architecture 1142 Design Communications 3  
Landscape Architecture 1244 (S) Surveying 3  
Landscape Architecture 1544 (S) Introduction to CAD 3  
Botany 1112 (S) Plant Ecology 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 2 – Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Landscape Architecture  2143 (F) Landscape Architecture Design Studio I 6  
Landscape Architecture 2241 (F) Landscape Engineering I 3  
Landscape Architecture 2496** Landscape Traditions 3 WI
Horticulture 1211 (F) Woody Plants I 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ   
Semester Total   18  
** Writing-intensive course for the major.
Note concerning tuition charges for 18 s.h.:
Credits in excess of 17 s.h. are additionally assessed at the per semester hour tuition rate.
 
Year 2 – Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Landscape Architecture 2144 (S) Landscape Architecture Design Studio II 6  
Landscape Architecture 2242 (S) Landscape Engineering II 3  
Horticulture 1212 (S) Woody Plants II 3  
Horticulture 2114 (S) Soils 3 *  
Semester Total   15  
*Satisfactory completion of Botany 1111 and Horticulture 2114 will waive the two-course GenEd Science (GS) requirement.
 
Year 3 – Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Landscape Architecture 3145 (F) Landscape Architecture Design Studio III  6  
Landscape Architecture 3243 (F) Landscape Engineering III 3  
Landscape Architecture 3345 (F) Planting Design  3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
Semester Total   15-16  
 
Year 3 – Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Landscape Architecture 3146 (S) Landscape Architecture Design Studio IV: Design/Build 6  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU  
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 4 – Fall  (Ambler, Japan, or Rome Option)
Ambler Option      
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Landscape Architecture  4147 (F) Landscape Architecture Design Studio V: Fall Senior Studio 6  
Landscape Architecture/
Horticulture/Botany
Elective  1000-level or higher 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society*** 3 GG
Elective     3  
Semester Total     15  
*** Students who satisfy an approved overseas option may substitute an elective.
OR        
Japan or Rome Option      
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Landscape Architecture 4147 (F) Landscape Architecture Design Studio V: Fall Senior Studio 6  
Electives     9  
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 4 – Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Landscape Architecture  3644 (S) Professional Practice 3  
Landscape Architecture 4198**** (S) Landscape Architecture Design Studio VI: Spring Senior Studio 6 WI 
Horticulture  3514 (S) Landscape Restoration 3  
Elective   (Note: Students who attend a semester in Japan or Rome must take a Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, or Botany elective at 1000-level or higher.) 3  
Semester Total     15  
**** Writing-intensive capstone for the major.
 
Degree Total     124  

 

Minor in Landscape Studies

Students in the School of Environmental Design as well as students in other colleges, schools, and departments may choose a Minor in Landscape Studies.  Through this minor, students complete courses that deepen their understanding of the relationship between the natural landscape and the human made environment, but without the professional focus of the bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture.  The minor prepares students for lifelong contributions as informed, civically-engaged, and environmentally-conscious citizens.  Also it allows students the opportunity to consider pursuing a graduate level degree in Landscape Architecture.

The curriculum for the Minor in Landscape Studies involves 18 credits, with two required courses and four elective courses. The required courses ensure that all students have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of Landscape Studies, including history, theory, and the relationship between the natural and built environments.  The four electives allow students to explore their own interests in different facets of Landscape Studies.

A student may not double count any course for the Minor in Landscape Studies toward any other major, minor, or certificate. At least half of the courses for the minor must be taken at Temple University.  Students must complete successfully each of the courses for the minor with a grade of C- or better and all of the minor courses with a cumulative average of 2.0 or higher.

Note: The symbol after the course number indicates that the class is offered ONLY in the semester indicated: F = offered fall only; FE/FO = offered fall of even/odd numbered years; S = offered spring only; SE/SO = offered spring of even/odd numbered years; O = offered occasionally

Subject Course # Course Title Hours
Required      
Landscape Architecture 1013 (F) Natural and the Built Environment ^ 3
    ^ May not be taken by students who have successfully
completed GenEd Landscape Architecture 0841, Sustainable Design.
These students may substitute an elective from below.
 
Landscape Architecture 2496 Landscape Traditions 3
Electives Select four (4) courses with a minimum of 12 hours from the following:
Botany 1112 (S) Plant Ecology 3
Community & Regional Planning 2524 (F) Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems 3
Horticulture 1211 (F) Woody Plants I 3
Horticulture 1212 (S)* Woody Plants II 3
Horticulture 2552 (S) Trees in the Urban Landscape 2
Landscape Architecture 1142 Design Communications 3
Landscape Architecture 1244 (S) Surveying 3
Landscape Architecture 1544 (S) Introduction to CAD 3
Landscape Architecture 2457 (O) American Traditions of Landscape Architecture 3
Landscape Architecture 2758* Summer Field Ecology 3
Total     18

 

* This course has a prerequisite(s).  Visit the Course Catalog at https://www.temple.edu/apply/common/catcheck.asp.

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