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College of Agriculture

Prelandscape Architecture*

The one-year program of prelandscape architecture encompasses — in addition to important core classes such as English, mathematics and science — a broad introduction to the basic ingredients of this profession: design, analysis, graphics methods, communication and technical skills. The Plans of Study for the landscape architecture curriculum consists of one year of prelandscape architecture and four years of professional landscape architecture that includes one year of cooperative work experience. The program is coordinated by landscape architecture faculty in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture.

Credit Hours Required: 34†

Freshman Year

First Semester
Second Semester
(3) AD 10500 (Design I) (4) BIOL 11100 (Fundamentals of Biology II) or BTNY 11000 (Introduction to Plant Science)
(0.5) AGR 10100 (Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University) (3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(0.5) AGR 12000 (Introduction to Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Academic Programs) (3) LA 21600 (Landscape Architectural Design I)‡
(4) BIOL 11000 (Fundamentals of Biology I) (3) Art and design selective
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) (3) Elective
(3) LA 10100 (Survey of Landscape Architecture)‡
(3) LA 11600 (Graphic Communication for Students of Landscape Architecture and Design)‡
(18) (16)

Beginning freshmen, transfer and re-entry students are admitted to the prelandscape architecture program as applications are received, subject to the limitations of available facilities.

Students in the prelandscape architecture curriculum who do not take calculus must establish mathematical competency by passing the MA 15900 advanced credit examination or by enrolling in, and satisfactorily completing, MA 15300 and 15400, or MA 15900. Credits in one of these courses may be used as an elective in the Plans of Study — subject to approval by the student's academic advisor.

Prelandscape architecture students who wish to continue into the landscape architecture professional program must qualify by meeting the following criteria:

  1. Overall GPA — The student must be in good academic standing. A minimum overall GPA in the professional landscape architecture program will be reviewed and announced each year at the beginning of the fall semester.
  2. Grade point average of passing grades in the following prelandscape architecture core courses. (LA Index): LA 10100, 11600 and 21600. This grade point average will be reviewed and announced each year at the beginning of the fall semester.
  3. The student must have completed 32 credit hours in the prelandscape architecture curriculum or approved equivalent courses.

Transfer students not enrolled in the Purdue University prelandscape architecture curriculum will be admitted to the professional landscape architecture program subject to:

  1. Overall GPA — The student must be in good academic standing. A minimum overall GPA in the professional landscape architecture program will be reviewed and announced each year at the beginning of the fall semester.
  2. Grade point average of passing grades in the following prelandscape architecture core courses, or equivalent. (LA Index): LA 10100, 11600 and 21600. This grade point average will be reviewed and announced each year at the beginning of the fall semester.
  3. The student must have completed 32 credit hours in the prelandscape architecture curriculum or approved equivalent courses.

Students not meeting the above criteria may request an interview with the landscape architecture faculty to determine whether or not there are sufficient extenuating circumstances that would indicate a readiness to enter the professional landscape architecture program.

* Students who are admitted into the landscape architecture professional program will be required to be equipped with a personal computer. Computer specifications and required software will be published annually. The student will be responsible for the security of the computer.

† A minimum of 32 credits of prelandscape architecture are required for admission to landscape architecture. However, completion of the 34-credit plan is recommended.

‡ This is a prelandscape architecture core course and must be completed by the end of the second semester.