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Landscape Architecture and Horticulture

founded 1958
John F. Collins, Chair



Description

The origins of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture were in 1910, with the founding of the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women. The Department's evolution has combined theory with practice, continuing the tradition of blending art and research methodology with practical experience.

The department offers courses and programs on Temple University's 187-acre Ambler Campus, which functions as both arboretum and laboratory for the work of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture faculty and students.

The curriculum is structured to develop the analytic, design, and scientific skills required to plan and manage our environment. The department promotes the development of skills to solve major environmental problems in the urban, suburban, and rural landscape through an ecological approach to planning, design, development, and care of the land.

In addition to the four-year baccalaureate degree programs, the department continues to offer its two-year Associate of Science degree in horticulture.

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Admissions

Applicants to the Landscape Architecture and Horticulture programs, depending on the intended area of study, should have a background that includes courses in art, geometry, biology, and geography. A strong interest in the natural environment and/or design is also highly desirable.

Applicants should arrange for an interview by calling (215) 283-1292. See Sophomore Approval.

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Financial Aid

In addition to assistance from the Office of Financial Aid, there are several scholarships and grants-in-aid which are available only to Landscape Architecture and Horticulture students. Applications for department scholarships are available from the Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Office. Also see Financial Aid.

Grants and Scholarships

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Continuing Education

The Department offers a variety of credit and non-credit courses in the late afternoon, in the evening, and on weekends. These are open to people interested in horticulture or landscape design who are not seeking a degree. It is also possible, over a period of years, to complete all of the requirements for the Associate in Science in Horticulture degree by attending late afternoon, evening, and weekend classes. For many, these courses are a means of advancing their careers; for others, they are a source of personal enrichment. For more information, write to the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, Temple University, Ambler Campus, Ambler, PA 19002 or telephone (215) 283-1292.

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Policies and Regulations

The following departmental policies are in addition to the University policies and regulations which apply to all undergraduate students.

Class Scheduling
The Associate Degree in Horticulture can be completed in daytime or in late afternoon, evening, and Saturday classes. Students in the bachelor's degree programs in horticulture and landscape architecture will be required to take junior and senior classes during regular daytime hours.

Courses Inapplicable to Graduation
Credits earned in the following courses are not applicable toward degrees awarded by the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture: all courses in Military Science, SRAP, and ELECT; Mathematics 0015; and Horticulture 0015, unless it is the student's first LAH course.

Dean's List
A student whose semester average is 3.5 or above is awarded the distinction of being placed on the Dean's List. To be eligible, a student must be matriculated and carry at least 14 credits of graded courses in that semester.

Requirement Modifications
The requirements for the bachelor and associate degrees are under continuing review, and are, therefore, subject to modification. See the latest departmental degree requirements for any changes.

Sophomore Approval
Admission to landscape architecture and horticulture is competitive, and approval is required to enter the sophomore year in the programs. It is expected that by that time, students will have demonstrated a commitment to their chosen field and, in the case of landscape architecture students, sufficient design ability. After their first year, students will be required to submit a statement describing their reasons for choosing landscape architecture or horticulture as a career. Landscape architecture students must submit a portfolio of freshman design and graphic work. A faculty committee will review these submissions as well as the student's academic record within the department.

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Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture

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 132 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall and in the major. These credit hours will be earned in three requirement categories:

  1. University Core Curriculum requirements
  2. Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture requirements
  3. Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture major requirements, as follows:
First Year: General Core Natural Systems and Evolved Human Systems
1st
s.h.
2nd
s.h.
LA 0101 Graphic Communication 4 0
BOT C101 General Botany 4 0
Core-Quantitative Reasoning QA 3 0
Core-Comp C050 or ENG H090 3 0
ARCH C001 Intro to the Environment (Art Core) 3 0
17 0
LA 0102 Basic Landscape Design 0 4
Core—Quantitative Reasoning QB 0 3
IH X051 Core-Intellectual Heritage 0 3
BOT 0102 Plant Ecology 0 3
LA 0150 Computer Graphics 0 2
LA 0108 Basic Landscape Engineering 0 2
017
Summer Session
LA0210 Summer Field Ecology 3

Second Year: Design and Problem Solving
1st
s.h.
2nd
s.h.
Geol C050 Intro. to Geol. 4 0
IH X052 Core-Intellectual Heritage 3 0 LA 0205 Site Design Studio 6 0
HORT 0107 Woody Plants I 3 0
0 16
LA 0206 Landscape Studio: Land Planning 0 6
HORT 0108 Woody Plants II 0 3
HORT C236 Soils: Nature, Properties, and Management 0 3
LAW W318 Historical Landscape Tradition 0 3
LA 0325 Internship 0 1
0 16

Third Year: Implementation and Construction
1st
s.h.
2nd
s.h.
LA 0307 Landscape Studio: Park Design/Historic Site Preservation 6 0
LA 0309 Landscape Engineering I 3 0
LA W319 American Landscape Tradition 3 0
HORT 0201 Herbaceous Plants I 3 0
15 0
LA 0305 Plants and Design 0 6
LA 0308 Landscape Studio: Design/Build 0 5
LA 0310 Landscape Engineering II 0 3
Core Elective-American Culture 0 3
0 16

Fourth Year: Comprehensive Design and Management
1st
s.h.
2nd
s.h.
LA W397 Fall Senior Landscape Studio 6 0
HORT 0310 Landscape Management and Restoration 3 0
HORT 0338 Plant Pathology and Entomology 3 0
Core-Int. Studies/Language 3 0
15 0
LA 0398 Spring Senior Landscape Studio 0 6
LA 0323 Professional Practice 0 2
Core-Int. Studies/Language 0 3
Core-Individual and Society 0 3
Elective-ALAH or Rome option 0 3
0 17

Total credits required to graduate: 132 s.h.

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Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Horticulture (BSH) may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 129 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall and in the major. These credit hours will be earned in three requirement categories.

  1. University Core Curriculum requirements
  2. Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture requirements
  3. Bachelor of Science in Horticulture major requirements, as follows:

First Year 1st semester 17 s.h.

First Year 2nd semester 16 s.h.

Second Year 1st semester 16 s.h.

Second Year 2nd semester 16 s.h. Summer Session 4 s.h.

Third Year 1st semester 15 s.h.

Third Year 2nd semester 15 s.h.

Fourth Year 1st semester 17.5 s.h.

Fourth Year 2nd semester 13.5 - 16.5 s.h.

Total credits required to graduate: 130 s.h.

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Requirements for the Associate of Science Degree in Horticulture

The degree of Associate of Science in Horticulture may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 66 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall and in the chosen options. Depending upon their career objectives, students will select one of five available options. The credit hours will be earned in two categories:

  1. Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture requirements.
  2. Associate of Science in Horticulture major (option) requirements, as follows:

    GENERAL HORTICULTURE
    This option is for students interested in developing a well-rounded background in all areas of horticulture.

    Freshman Year 1st semester 14 s.h.

    Summer (Total 7 credits)

    Sophomore Year 1st semester 15 s.h.

    Sophomore Year 2nd semester 15 s.h. Suggested Electives:

    COMMERCIAL AND RETAIL FLORICULTURE

    This option is for students interested in greenhouse production and management, floral design, and wholesale and retail floral sales.

    Freshman Year 1st semester 14 s.h.

    Freshman Year 2nd semester 15 s.h. Summer (Total 7 credits) Plus any two of the following:

    Sophomore Year 1st semester 15 s.h.

    Sophomore Year 2nd semester 15 s.h. Suggested Electives:

    NURSERY MANAGEMENT

    This option is for students interested in production, management, and sales of nursery crops at the wholesale and retail level.

    Freshman Year 1st semester 14 s.h.

    Freshman Year 2nd semester 14 s.h. Summer (Total 7 credits) Plus any two of the following:

    Sophomore Year 1st semester 15 s.h.

    Sophomore Year 2nd semester 15 s.h. Suggested Electives:

    PLANTING DESIGN

    This option is for students interested in residential planting design. The emphasis will be on plants.

    Freshman Year 1st semester 15 s.h.

    Freshman Year 1st semester 15 s.h. Summer (Total 7 credits)

    Sophomore Year 1st semester 15 s.h.

    Sophomore Year 2nd semester 15 s.h. Suggested Electives:

    LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT

    This option is for students interested in a career in the management of private and commercial landscapes.

    Freshman Year 1st semester 14 s.h.

    Freshman Year 2nd semester 15 s.h. Summer (Total 7 credits) Plus any two of the following:

    Sophomore Year 1st semester 15 s.h.

    Sophomore Year 2nd semester 15 s.h. Suggested Electives:

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