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Landscape Architecture

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Landscape Architecture (120 Hours)

Students may apply for certification at the end of spring semester of the first year. Certification requirements include completion of a minimum of 24 semester credits and earning a C or better grade in the following courses: SDC 100, 120, and 140. Additional required courses are HISTORY 105, COM 102, ENGLISH 101, and one fine arts course (FINE ART 101, 201, or 202). Transfer equivalents may be approved by the program. A minimum 2.5 WSU cumulative GPA is required to apply for certification. Students’ overall WSU GPA and major specific GPA from the courses listed above are considered in the application process.

Certification Guarantee: Students who have completed the certification courses noted above with an average GPA of at least 3.2, who have an overall GPA of at least 3.2 in the completed courses required in the major, and who have not repeated any required courses, are guaranteed certification.

The plan below is a suggested path to completion of the landscape architecture degree. Students will meet with an advisor each semester to confirm academic schedule and monitor progress towards graduation.

Students are required to earn a grade of C or better in all major courses required for the degree (HORT 330, 331; LND ARCH 210, 222, 262, 263, 327, 362, 363, 365, 366, 367, 380, 450, 470, 485; SOIL SCI 201, 368; SDC 100, 120, 140, 250, 350, 473).
First Year
First TermHours
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Math prereq, if needed0 - 3
PSYCH 105 [SSCI] or SOC 101 [SSCI]3
SDC 100 [ARTS]3
SDC 1203
Second TermHours
COM 102 [COMM]3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
FINE ART 101, 201, or 202 3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
SDC 1403
Second Year
First TermHours
BIOLOGY 120 [BSCI]14
LND ARCH 2103
LND ARCH 2221
LND ARCH 2624
SDC 2503
Second TermHours
LND ARCH 2634
LND ARCH 3654
SDC 350 [M]3
SOE 101 [PSCI]4
SOIL SCI 2013
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Third Year
First TermHours
HORT 3303
Humanities [HUM]3
LND ARCH 3273
LND ARCH 3624
LND ARCH 3664
LND ARCH 4991
Second TermHours
Diversity [DIVR]3
HORT 3313
LND ARCH 3634
LND ARCH 3673
LND ARCH 38023
Fourth Year
First TermHours
LND ARCH 4704
SOIL SCI 3683
Supportive Electives36
Second TermHours
LND ARCH 450 [M]3
LND ARCH 485 [CAPS] [M]4
SDC 473 [M]3
Supportive Electives33
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Footnotes
1If BIOLOGY 120 is not taken in Fall, BIOLOGY 106 can be substituted in the Spring.
2If LND ARCH 380 is not available, may use BIOLOGY 372, 462, NATRS 300, 454, or 464.
3Supportive electives: At least 9 credits of 300-400-level courses from ARCH, CST M, DESIGN, I D, LND ARCH, or SDC, not used to fulfill major requirements.

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