Bachelor of Science


Cook College (prior to 01/07) School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

About Landscape Architecture

Do you like art, science, being outdoors? Want to improve our world? If so, Landscape Architecture might be right for you. The Landscape Architecture major offers a professional design curriculum leading to a degree that is recognized as a nationally accredited program by the American Society of Landscape Architects. Course offerings cover a diverse range of subjects including site-scale, planting, and urban design; landscape history; site and environmental inventory and analysis; grading; drainage and storm water management; pedestrian and vehicular circulation; landscape construction; visual communication and graphic representation; aesthetics; and creative processes. Instructions integrate evolving theories, practices, and technologies into the curriculum, including information technologies and concepts of sustainability. The curriculum incorporates strengths drawn from the perspectives of the physical and biological sciences, social sciences, and art.

Emphasis is on creative environmental design using social and environmental information. Issues addressed by landscape architects range from the design of parks, urban spaces, housing sites, and gardens to the planning, design, and management of entire regions.

Upon completing of the program students are eligible to sit for the landscape architecture licensing exam.

Related Programs and Degrees

The Rutgers Department of Landscape Architecture offers a joint undergraduate and graduate nationally accredited professional program that enables students to earn the professionally accredited Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture and the Master of Landscape Architecture degrees in five years of full-time enrollment rather than the normal six. This (4+1) five-year program gives exemplary students the opportunity to complete their professional degree while preparing for professional leadership positions or a career in academia.