Landscape architecture allows students to develop abilities in problem solving, analytical thinking, and communication. Three fundamental tracks run through the curriculum - design, technical, and plant materials. First-year students enter the pre-landscape architecture program and learn basic art, graphic communication, and design skills. Based on performance in their first year, qualified students are admitted into the professional landscape architecture program. In their second year, increasingly challenging projects allow students to apply their knowledge. Third-year students complete larger-scale projects and focus on more diverse and technically difficult concepts. Between the third and fourth years, students complete a co-op program wherein students are placed in professional offices nationwide for a minimum of forty weeks. Fourth year students focus on "real-client" projects in urban and regional design.
Points of Pride
- The landscape architecture program is ranked first in the Midwest.
- The landscape architecture program is ranked third in the nation.
- The program boast award-winning teaching and counseling faculty.
- Internships are available across the country.
- The program has active student clubs that are fun and educational.
- Study abroad opportunities.
- Opportunities for service learning projects.
- The landscape architecture program is fully accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board.