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College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

 

Combining science, art and problem solving with a love of nature

 

Landscape Architecture is perfect for any student interested in learning ways to address solutions to environmental, natural resource and sustainability challenges at local, regional and global levels. Landscape architects work in cities and communities to help keep air and water clean, provide habitat for wildlife and build safe, beautiful places for people to enjoy. They work in interdisciplinary firms with other professionals to design outside spaces where people live, work and play. So many of your favorite parks, plazas, golf courses and certainly college campuses resulted directly from the hands-on technical expertise and aesthetic sensibility of landscape architects. If you have been to Central Park in New York City or the Baltimore Inner Harbor, you have visited places designed, planned and managed by landscape architects. 

Areas of study

  • Ecosytems
  • Planning and Design
  • Leadership
  • Sustainability & Natural Resources



Career options

  • Landscape Architect
  • Architecture
  • Engineering Firms
  • State & Government Agencies
  • Public Gardens & University Campuses

 

Graduate Programs

  • Landscape Architecture
  • Historic Preservation
  • Urban Planning

What’s special about this program?

 

Our collaborative industry and campus partnerships allow students to engage in projects that involve entrepreneurship, art and design, leadership and engineering. Our students bring strength in design, environmental problem solving and plant sciences to all their collaborations. As they learn to design, plan and manage built and natural landscapes, they gain confidence in working with native plants and local ecosystems. Though a small state, Delaware faces a wide range of issues that include water quality, coastal resilience, small town redevelopment, urban access to healthy food and suburban sprawl. Our location in the mid-Atlantic region between major urban centers and rural communities enables us to explore a variety of design sites and scales.

Get involved

 

Ag Ambassadors

Agricultural College Council (AgCC)

Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity (AGR)

Alpha Zeta (AZ)

Animal Science Club

Collegiate 4-H

Collegiate FFA

Design Articulture (DART)

Ducks Unlimited

The Entomology Club

Equestrian Team

Food Science Club

Horticulture Club

National AgriMarketing Association (NAMA)

Sigma Alpha Sorority (SA)

Volunteers for Intercultural and Definitive Adventures (VIDA)

The Wildlife Society

Sample curriculum

FRESHMAN

PLSC171

New Student Colloquium

 

PLSC101

Botany I

 

PLSC150  

CAD for Site Design

 

PLSC232/233

Foundation of Landscape Architecture and lab
CHEM101 and 102

General Chemistry

 

MATH115 or higher

Pre-Calculus or higher

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

SOPHOMORE

PLSC103

Landscape and Field Sketching

 

PLSC202

History of Landscape Design

 

PLSC204

Introduction to Soil Science

 

PLSC211

Herbaceous Landscape Plants

 

PLSC212

Woody Landscape Plants

 

PLSC232

Foundations of Landscape Design

 

PLSC250

Design Process Practicum

 

COMM212

Written or Oral Communication Course

 

JUNIOR

PLSC222

Introduction to Surveying

 

PLSC330

The Built Environment

 

PLSC332

Junior Symposium

 

PLSC350

Urban Design

 

PLSC343

Site Engineering

 

PLSC354

Plant Ecology

 

 

University and College Breadth Courses

 

SENIOR

PLSC354

Plant Ecology

 

PLSC364

Landscape Horticulture Internship

 

PLSC440  

Professional Practice

 

PLSC442

Stormwater Management

 

PLSC456

Senior Design

 

PLSC450

Ecological Planting Design

 

 

University and College Breadth Courses