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The BSLA program offers students the opportunity to engage with the community in applied projects that focus on designing sustainable outdoor environments and improving the ecological and social health of the urban environment.
Undergraduate landscape architecture projects can range from large-scale work encompassing urban design, landscape reclamation, open space preservation planning and landscape ecological design to projects at the more intimate scale of a neighborhood park or residential back yard. Emerging areas of focus include biotechnical design; urban agriculture; greenways, green roofs and living walls; and healing environments. Students complement their design learning with electives from a broad range of approved courses.
This is an 8-semester program requiring sequential completion of studio coursework (or approved equivalent).
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts
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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
The bachelor's degree program is designed to prepare students for landscape architecture professional practice and advanced study at the graduate level, and graduates have found employment in nationally recognized firms working with notable landscape architects in large multinational firms or in public agencies. Graduates have also gone on to pursue graduate study at universities with distinguished graduate programs in landscape architecture and allied design fields.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment for landscape architects will grow 16 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The bureau also notes employers prefer hiring entry-level landscape architects with internship experience, to significantly reduce the amount of on-the-job training. The bachelor's degree program has an internship requirement meant to address this preference and better prepare graduates for employment.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Architects, Except Landscape and Naval||4.2%||$78,470|
|Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary||10.6%||$80,050|
|Drafters, All Other||8%||$50,290|
|Architectural and Engineering Managers||5.5%||$137,720|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).