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Landscape Architecture

Mary Myers, R.L.A., A.S.L.A., Ph.D., Acting Chair
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 130 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.

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

1.  University requirements

  • Math 0701 (3 s.h.) and/or English 0701 (4 s.h.), if required by placement testing.
  • University Core Curriculum requirements (30-40 s.h. plus required courses for the major) including completion of the Library Orientation, also known as Temple Information Literacy Tutorial or TILT. (Transfer students should see the Core Curriculum section of the Undergraduate Bulletin.)


2.  Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture requirements

     (25 s.h.)

  • Eight (8) courses are required:
    Landscape Architecture 1013 and 1141; Botany 1111 and 1112; Horticulture 1211, 1212, 2114 and 3514.


3.  Landscape Architecture (LAN ARC) Major requirements (minimum of

     66 s.h.)

  • Nine (9) Landscape Architecture courses are required (27 s.h.):
    Landscape Architecture 1142, 1244, 1544, 2241, 2242, 2496, 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 (LAN ARC/HORT/Botany) elective is required (minimum of 3 s.h.).


4.  Electives (approximately 3 s.h.)

 

Suggested Semester By Semester Plan

Year 1 – Fall        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 1013 Natural and the Built Environment 3  
LAN ARC 1141 Graphics Communication 3  
Botany 1111 General Botany 4 SA 
English 1002/1022 College Composition 3 CO/RC  
Core Elective Quantitative Reasoning, First-level 3 QA   
    Library Orientation (TILT) 0  
Semester Total     16  

Year 1 – Spring        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 1142 Design Fundamentals 3  
LAN ARC 1244 Surveying 3  
LAN ARC 1544 Introduction to CAD 3  
Botany 1112 Plant Ecology 3  
Core  Elective Quantitative Reasoning, Second-level 3 QB 
Semester Total     15  

Year 2 – Fall        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC  2143 Landscape Arch Design Studio I 6  
LAN ARC 2241 Landscape Engineering I 3  
HORT 1211 Woody Plants I 3  
IH 1196 Intellectual Heritage I 3 IA  
Core Elective Individual and Society 3 IN 
Semester Total     18  

Year 2 – Spring        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 2144 Landscape Architecture Design Studio II 6  
LAN ARC 2242 Landscape Engineering II 3  
HORT 1212 Woody Plants II 3  
HORT 2114 Soils 3 SB 
Semester Total     15  

Year 3 – Fall        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 2496 Landscape Traditions 3 WI 
LAN ARC 3145 Landscape Architecture Design Studio III  6  
LAN ARC 3243 Landscape Engineering III 3  
LAN ARC 3345 Planting Design  3  
Core Elective Studies in Race 3 RS
Semester Total     18  

Year 3 – Spring    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 3146 Landscape architecture Design Studio IV:
Design/Build
6  
IH 1297 Intellectual Heritage II 3 IB  
Core Elective American Culture 3 AC 
Core Elective Writing Intensive Course (W or X) 3 WI  
Semester Total     15  

Year 4 – Fall  (Ambler, Japan, or Rome Option)    
         
Ambler Option        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC  4147 Landscape Architecture Design
Studio V:  Fall Senior Studio
6  
LAN ARC/HORT/Botany Elective    3  
Core Elective  Arts 3 AR
Core Elective  International Studies/Language 3 L/IS  
  Elective    3  
Semester Total     18  
         
OR        
Japan or Rome Option        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 4147 Landscape Architecture Design
Studio V: Fall Senior Studio
6  
Core Elective Arts 3 AR
  Electives   9  
Semester Total     18  

Year 4 – Spring        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC  3644 Professional Practice 3  
LAN ARC 4198* Landscape Architecture Design Studio VI:
Spring Senior Studio
6 WI 
HORT  3514 Landscape Restoration 3  
Core Elective International Studies/Language 
(Note: Japan or Rome students take a LAN ARC, HORT, or Botany elective instead)
3 L/IS
Semester Total     15  

DEGREE TOTAL     130
* Indicates Writing Capstone for the major.

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