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Landscape Architecture

Mary E. Myers, R.L.A., A.S.L.A., F.C.E.L.A., Ph.D.

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 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

  • Math 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 (LAN ARC) 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 (LAN ARC/HORT/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
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 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
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 1142 Design Communications 3  
LAN ARC 1244 (S) Surveying 3  
LAN ARC 1544 (S) Introduction to CAD 3  
Botany 1112 (S) Plant Ecology 3  
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 2 – Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC  2143 (F) Landscape Architecture Design Studio I 6  
LAN ARC 2241 (F) Landscape Engineering I 3  
LAN ARC 2496** Landscape Traditions 3 WI
HORT 1211 (F) Woody Plants I 3  
IH 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
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 2144 (S) Landscape Architecture Design Studio II 6  
LAN ARC 2242 (S) Landscape Engineering II 3  
HORT 1212 (S) Woody Plants II 3  
HORT 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
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 3145 (F) Landscape Architecture Design Studio III  6  
LAN ARC 3243 (F) Landscape Engineering III 3  
LAN ARC 3345 (F) Planting Design  3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
Semester Total   15-16  
 
Year 3 – Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 3146 (S) Landscape Architecture Design Studio IV: Design/Build 6  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race and 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      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC  4147 (F) Landscape Architecture Design Studio V: Fall Senior Studio 6  
LAN ARC/HORT/Botany Elective    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      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 4147 (F) Landscape Architecture Design Studio V: Fall Senior Studio 6  
Electives     9  
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 4 – Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC  3644 (S) Professional Practice 3  
LAN ARC 4198**** (S) Landscape Architecture Design Studio VI: Spring Senior Studio 6 WI 
HORT  3514 (S) Landscape Restoration 3  
Elective   (Note: Students who attend a semester in Japan or Rome must take a LAN ARC, HORT, or Botany elective.) 3  
Semester Total     15  
**** Writing-intensive capstone for the major.
 
Degree Total     124  

 

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