The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree curriculum is made up of three components:

General Studies: (34 credits, not including 6 credits from the Professional curriculum)

University General Education Requirements:

The following statement is from the NDSU Undergraduate Bulletin:

The purpose of general education at NDSU is to ensure that students acquire knowledge, perspectives, and skills associated with a university education. The program is designed so that graduates will be able to adapt to and anticipate changes in their profession and in society. Graduates also will be able to integrate and use the knowledge and perspectives they have gained to live productive, intellectually rewarding, and meaningful lives.

 First Year Experience: 1 credit

 Communication: 12 credits

 Quantitative Reasoning: 3 credits

 Science and Technology: 10 credits (includes 1-credit lab)

 Humanities and Fine Arts: 6 credits (double counted from professional curriculum)

 Social & Behavioral Science: 6 credits

 Wellness: 2 credits

University General Education Requirements met with no additional credits:

 Cultural Diversity: ANTH 111

 Global Perspective: (ARCH 321: Architectural History I)

 Computer Usage in all Majors: (LA 232: Design Technology)

 Communication in Upper Division: (LA 572: Design Thesis)

 Personal & Professional Ethics: (LA 581: Professional Practice)

 Capstone Experience: (LA 572: Design Thesis)

Electives: (25 credits)

Professional Studies: (101 credits, including 6 credits double-counted from General Studies)

Our curriculum is designed to build knowledge and ability in our students in an incremental way as they move through the program. Expectations for increased knowledge, ability and self-reliance continue to rise as students approach graduation. This, along with our emphasis on the transfer of knowledge from lecture and seminar courses to active employment in studio and community service projects, constitutes the framework for our professional studies.