Landscape Architecture, BLA

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 126

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1583Applied Geometry and Trigonometry (A) 13
or MATH 1613 Trigonometry (A)
Humanities (H)
LA 3673History and Theory of Landscape Architecture (H) 13
Course designated (H)3
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
SOIL 1113Land, Life and the Environment (N)3
Select four hours from the following:4
Introductory Biology (N)
and Introductory Biology Laboratory (LN) 1
Introductory Biology (LN) 1
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
AGEC 1113Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S) 33
or ECON 2103 Introduction to Microeconomics (S)
Select one of the following:3
Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S) 1
Introduction to Speech Communication (S) 1
Elements of Persuasion (S) 1
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)6
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
AG 1011First Year Seminar1
LA 1013Introduction to Landscape Architecture3
Written and Oral Communications
Select one of the following:3
Written Communications in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Written Communication
Technical Writing 2
Hours Subtotal7
Major Requirements
Visual Communication:
LA 1213Visual Communication I for Landscape Architecture3
LA 1223Visual Communication II for Landscape Architecture3
LA 1323Computer-Aided Design for Landscape Architecture3
LA 3884Landscape Construction: Site Grading4
LA 4894Landscape Construction: Materials and Methods4
LA 2413Ecological Landscape Design3
LA 4433Land Use and City Planning3
LA 4453Principles of Landscape Analysis for Site Design3
LA 1525Studio 1: Principles and Theory of Design5
LA 2515Studio 2: Site Design5
LA 2525Studio 3: Recreation and Open Space Design5
LA 3515Studio 4: Landscape Planting Design5
Select two of the following:10
Studio 5: Sustainable Construction and Design
Studio 6: Urban Design
Long-Term Internship in Landscape Architecture
LA 4525Studio 7: Community Development and Neighborhood Design5
Plant Material:
HORT 2613Woody Plant Materials3
Professional Practice:
LA 3683Professional Practice & Office Procedure3
LA 4112Landscape Architecture Career Survey2
LA 3010Internship in Landscape Architecture1
Related Courses
Select courses from among the following in consultation with a faculty advisor for additional breadth, or to create a specialty area.
Select 9 hours of the following:9
Any ARCH course
Principles of Horticultural Science (LN)
Herbaceous Plant Materials
Turf Management
Landscape Irrigation
Native American Symbolism in Landscape Design (D)
Long-Term Internship in Landscape Architecture
Applied Ecology and Conservation
Ecology Of Invasive Species
Conservation of Natural Resources (S)
Hours Subtotal79
Hours Subtotal0
Total Hours126

College & Departmental requirements that may be used to meet General Education requirements.


If ENGL 3323 Technical Writing is substituted for ENGL 1213 Composition II above, then hours in this area are zero.


If used as (S) course above, hours in this block are reduced by three.

Other Requirements

  • A minimum of 40 semester credit hours and 100 grade points must be earned in courses numbered 3000 or above.
  • A 2.00 GPA or higher in upper-division hours.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2029.