Landscape Studies (Minor)

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Do you have an interest in design, parks, plants, sustainability and urban public places? This program provides you greater understanding of landscape issues and broadens your knowledge about the world in which we live.

The landscape studies program is designed for students who have an interest in landscape architecture but are pursuing a major in another field.

This minor provides an overview to the topic of landscape architecture and a foundational framework for understanding how shaping the exterior environment can impact life and the environment. The course selection provides greater understanding of landscape architecture concerns particularly relevant in related professional disciplines.

At A Glance

Landscape Studies (Minor)

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

A minimum of 18 credit hours (to include 12 credit hours of upper-division coursework) are required for the minor. A minimum grade of "C" (2.00) is required in all courses for the minor.
A minimum GPA of 2.50 in minor courses is required to earn the minor in landscape studies.
Required Courses -- 12 credit hours
Landscape Architectural History and Theory -- 6 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: 2.50

Incompatible Majors: BS in landscape architecture

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

Career outlook

A minor can help students enhance the marketable skills they acquire in their major program and help them develop new skills apart from it, though most career areas do require more training than a minor alone can provide. The minor in landscape architecture is intended to augment a degree and expand career possibilities in any of the environmental design disciplines, including architecture, interior design and planning.

Example careers

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:


Career*growth*median salary
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary7.5%$86,140
Chief Sustainability Officers -3.9%$183,270
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 10.3%$58,670
Construction Managers 11.1%$91,370
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary 9.6%$76,360
Landscape Architects 6.4%$65,760
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 11.4%$47,030
Soil and Plant Scientists 8.8%$62,430
Sustainability Specialists 8.8%$70,010
Urban and Regional Planners 12.8%$71,490

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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