Landscapes and Ecological Systems Certificate
Landscape architects draw from natural elements to form and design outdoor spaces. The Landscapes and Ecological Systems Certificate provides knowledge of plant systems and their ecological value; plant classification and identification; and ecological processes, patterns and practices. An advanced studio format offers the tools to successfully select plant species for specific uses, lessons on sustainable applications, and the ability for students to produce meaningful spatial design concepts.
The Landscapes and Ecological Systems Certificate offers on campus courses and is open to anyone with an interest in landscapes. Students can choose from a mix of onsite and online classes to complete the certificate.
Requirements and Courses
The Landscapes and Ecological Systems Certificate program requires the completion of three courses for a total of 9 credits. Students take the same courses as those in the Landscape Architecture degree programs.
9 Credits Required
- MNS1003 Botany, 3 credits
- MNS2009 Plant Taxonomy, 3 credits
- MNS2004 Ecology Systems, 3 credits
- SUS2022 Sustainable Planting Design and Practice (permission needed to register)*, 3 credits
*SUS2022 Sustainable Planting Design and Practice requires permission from the Program Director to register. Interested students should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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