The Bachelor of Science in environmental design is direct preparation for the Master of Landscape Architecture graduate degree program. Students begin by completing a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental design. Successful performance in the coursework leads to placement in the Master of Landscape Architecture program. A successful student typically completes the undergraduate degree and the professional Master of Landscape Architecture degree in 5 years.
For individuals who
Want to pursue an advanced degree in Landscape Architecture.
Classes on designing built environments, including small parks and city master plans. Travel opportunities. Access to leading design software.
- Landscape Architect
- Land Developer
- Landscape Planner
- Parks Manager
- Urban Designer
According to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), landscape architecture involves planning, designing, managing, and nurturing the built and natural environments. With their unique skill set, landscape architects work to improve human and environmental health in all communities. They plan and design parks, campuses, streetscapes, trails, plazas, residences, and other projects that strengthen communities.
The profession of landscape architecture is one of only 60 professions to be licensed in all 50 states and is projected to continue strong growth for the next 10-20 years. Landscape architects work for professional design firms, government agencies like the National Park Service, city planning offices, and other multi-disciplinary offices in the architecture and engineering fields. With their unique skill set, landscape architects work to improve human and environmental health in all communities.
High School Preparation
Although not required or continuously available, we suggest students take high school courses in drawing (digital and hand drawing), science, engineering, and math; geology, physics, civil engineering, drafting, and geometry, respectively. And, if possible, we encourage high school students to take advanced placement or college credit courses that fulfill NDSU General Education requirements.