(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)
(Department of Human Ecology – Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sciences)
Department Office. Department of Human Ecology; 131 Hunt Hall; 530-752-3907; http://lda.ucdavis.edu
Landscape architecture is the planning and design of land areas where human use requires adaptation or conservation of the environment. Students who study landscape architecture are concerned about the welfare of the environment and the people who use and shape it. They are capable of solving physical problems and are able to visualize and think in terms of spaces and three-dimensional concepts. The program is fully accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) which is the only organization professionally sanctioned to grant landscape architectural accreditations in the United States. The program was last reviewed in 2012.
The Program. The curriculum balances creativity and visual and spatial skills with technological expertise and a thorough background in physical, natural, and social sciences. Students develop proficiency at
Preparatory Requirements. Students are admitted to the landscape architecture major only after submitting a portfolio for review and selection by the faculty.
Career Alternatives. Graduates may find jobs in private landscape architectural firms or public agencies, non-profit organizations, and corporations employing landscape architects. The landscape architecture major provides the student with excellent preparation for graduate school or career development in a wide range of environmental and design-related fields.
Graduate Study. Graduate-level landscape architecture courses are available to students pursuing graduate programs compatible with or directed toward landscape management, planning, and design issues. A Graduate Academic Certificate in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design is an option for any graduate student; see https://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/programs/graduate-academic-certificates. Program faculty
Advising Center. See Sharla Cheney, 135 Hunt Hall; 530-754-8628; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Major Advisor. Steve Greco