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Professor Jules Bruck teaches two students a design program in UD's Landscape Design Studio.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Landscape Architecture Major Page

 

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
  • Sustainable Design
  • Architecture
  • Engineering Firms
  • State & Government Agencies
  • Public Gardens & University Campuses

Graduate Programs

  • Landscape Architecture
  • Sustainable Design
  • Historic Preservation
  • Urban Planning
  • Agriculture

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

 

Horticulture Club

Philadelphia Flower Show Club

Ag Ambassadors

Agricultural College Council (AgCC)

Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity (AGR)

Alpha Zeta (AZ)

Animal Science Club

Collegiate 4-H

Collegiate FFA

Ducks Unlimited

The Entomology Club

Equestrian Team

Food Science Club

Food Marketing Club

Sigma Alpha Sorority (SA)

Volunteers for Intercultural and Definitive Adventures (VIDA)

The Wildlife Society

SAMPLE CURRICULUM

LARC172

Introduction to the Landscape Architecture Profession 

 

LARC202

History of Landscape Architecture: Pre-History to Early 20th Century 

 

LARC103

Representation 1: Landscape Drawing

 

LARC150

Representation 2: CAD for Site Design 

 

LARC230

Introduction to Construction Materials and Methods

 

PLSC170

Soils and Sustainability

 

MATH115 or higher

Pre-Calculus or higher

 

 

Lab science elective (GEOL107 recommended) 

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

UNIV101 

First Year Experience

 

 

Free elective (1/3)

 

LARC330 

The Built Environment

 

PLSC202

History of Landscape Design

 

LARC232

History of Landscape Architecture: mid-19th Century to Present

 

PLSC211

Herbaceous Landscape Plants

 

LARC233 

Studio 1: Foundations 

 

LARC250

Studio 2: Design Process

 

LARC343

Site Engineering 

 

COMM212 OR THEA204

Communication in Business OR Introduction to Voice and Speech

 

 

Group I: Planning and Design Elective 

 

 

Leadership or Public Policy Elective 

 

 

University Breadth Requirement (1/3)

 

PLSC212

Woody Landscape Plants

 

LARC442

Stormwater Management for Sustainable Development 

 

PLSC332

Landscape Architecture Symposium

 

LARC350

Studio 3: Urban Design

 

LARC 332

Landscape Architecture Symposium I 

 

LARC351

Studio 4: Regional Design 

 

LARC303 

Advanced Digital Representation 

 

PLSC354

Plant Ecology

 

 

Multicultural requirement

 

 

University Breadth Requirement (2/3) 

 

LARC333

Symposium 2 

 

LARC364

Landscape Architecture Internship 

 

LARC450

Ecological Planting Design 

 

PLSC456

Senior Design

 

PLSC450

Ecological Planting Design

 

LARC433

Studio 5: Advanced Design 

 

LARC455

Theory and Research Applications in Landscape Architecture 

 

PLSC403

Landscape Management 

 

LARC440

Professional Practice 

 

LARC456

Studio 6: Senior Design

 

 

Free electives (2/3 and 3/3)

 

 

University breadth requirement (3/3)

 

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