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Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

The BAC's Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) is an 8 semester undergraduate first-professional degree accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board that initiates the path to become a licensed landscape architect. 

The program is based on an interdisciplinary foundation experience and a balance of liberal studies that reinforce the academic and professional curriculum. The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture courses provide a concurrent academic and practice curriculum as a method of delivering applied, integrated learning, where intellectual growth and practice readiness are simultaneously taught.

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Qianyun Wei, BLA'21

The BAC Difference

  • First step to licensure: Earning your BLA is the primary step on the path to earning professional licensure.
  • Study with working professionals: Our faculty are leaders in the field and bring current perspectives on landscape architecture into the classroom.
  • Network across the College: During your first two semesters (known as Foundation), you will learn the fundamentals of design in interdisciplinary studios with students from across the BAC's four academic areas.
  • Explore the world of landscape architecture: You’ll have multiple opportunities to learn through travel studios, guest lectures, collaborative projects, and professional student groups.
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Innovative Curriculum

  • Through studio work in urban design, planning, and site design, students gain knowledge of natural and constructed systems that shape sustainable urban spaces. 
  • Design concepts are supported by media and technology courses, providing representation skills and construction technology expertise.
  • Learn through travel studios, guest lectures, collaborative projects, and professional student groups, such as the student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (SASLA, ASLA).
  • The BAC partners with over 350 design firms and community constituents, allowing students to work while conducting academic studies.

Career Options

The BLA is your first step toward professional licensure that allows you to become a practicing landscape architect. While pursuing your license requires additional years of education and practice, you are also prepared for a variety of careers, such as:

  • Landscape architecture
  • City planning
  • Ecological design
  • Landscape urbanism
The BAC is the keystone for a design amateur to become a responsible and confident professional through its work study program.

of BAC graduates are working in the design field


of BAC students are international