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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 43.4k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 43.4k / Year
  • Deadline:
  • 15 January 2017
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 547pts.
  • Duration:
  • 4 years

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    Landscape architecture is the analysis, planning, design, and management of the natural and built environment: parks, playgrounds, residential developments, campuses, shopping centers, gardens, golf courses, and many more.  Landscape architects enhance quality of life by adding beauty but are also problem solvers who analyze environmental impact, plan for pedestrian and automobile traffic, and determine the best use of each site.

    The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture at UGA is a professional degree from one of the top-ranked programs in the nation.  Course work combines creativity, art, science, engineering, and responsibility across several areas of study including design, historic preservation, planning, grading and drainage, horticulture, ecology, and sustainability.  A required internship, service learning opportunities, design charrettes, and study abroad trips supplement student learning with real-world experience to build the most current knowledge and technical skills.    

    Career opportunities are available in a variety of areas including urban design, city planning, environmental planning, historic preservation, and recreation.  Private and public agencies with large amounts of land regularly employ landscape architects (e.g. Disney, the National Park Service, Parks & Recreation departments, botanical gardens, universities, etc.).  Graduates often pursue further study, and/or certification with the state of Georgia after 18 months of professional practice.

    Required Courses

    The BLA has a four-year degree completion plan that can be viewed in graphic format at the program website:

    • LAND 2010 - Landscape Architecture Design Studio I (4 hours)
    • LAND 2020 - Landscape Architecture Design Studio II (4 hours)
    • LAND 2310 - Introduction to Sustainability (3 hours)
    • LAND 2320 - Landscape Construction Processes and Materials (2 hours)
    • LAND 3030 - Landscape Architecture Design Studio III (4 hours)
    • LAND 3040 - Landscape Architecture Design Studio IV (4 hours)
    • LAND 3330 - Landscape Engineering Processes and Materials (3 hours)
    • LAND 3340 - Applied Landscape Engineering (2 hours)
    • LAND 3410 - Plants of the South (3 hours)
    • LAND 4050/6050 - Landscape Architecture Design Studio V (4 hours)
    • LAND 4060 - Landscape Architecture Design Studio VI (4 hours)
    • LAND 4350 - Soil and Stormwater Management for Landscape Architects (3 hours)
    • LAND 4360 - Applied Landscape Ecology (3 hours)
    • LAND 4370 - Applied Landscape Construction (2 hours)
    • LAND 4380 - Landscape Architecture Implementation Documents (3 hours)
    • LAND 4700 - Landscape Architecture Internship (3 hours)
    • LAND 4710/6710 - Professional Practice (2 hours)
    • LAND 4900 - Senior Project (4 hours)

    Signature Studio Option - select one from the following:

    • LAND 4070/6070 - Garden Design in America (4 hours)
    • LAND 4080/6080 - Healthcare and Therapeutic Garden Design (4 hours)
    • LAND 4090/6090 - Architectural Design (4 hours)
    • LAND 4095 - Sustainability in Design (4 hours)

    Note: Landscape Architecture requires individual review of non-equivalent transfer courses before they can be used to satisfy Area VI and Major Requirements.

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    • Transcripts. High School Transcripts (secondary school) from each and every institution must be submitted for review. If your high school is outside of the United States and not accredited by a U.S. Regional Association of Colleges and Schools, we recommend (not required) that you use a "course-by-course" (not document-by-document) evaluation service to ensure that your transcript is evaluated properly. College Transcripts from each institution attended during high school must be submitted for review. If you have attended college after high school graduation, you are not eligible to be a First-Year applicant and should submit a Transfer application. If your college is outside of the United States and not accredited by a U.S. Regional Association of Colleges and Schools, we REQUIRE that you use an evaluation service that does a "course by course" evaluation to ensure that your transcript is evaluated properly (if you do not submit, your application to UGA will be incomplete).
    • Official SAT or ACT scores
    • Verbal SAT scores above 430 OR
    • ACT scores above 17 OR
    • A band score of 6.5 or better on the IELTS OR
    • Submit a TOEFL score of at least 213 on the computer-based exam, or a 550 paper based score, or an 80 on the internet based TOEFL.
    • The University of Georgia accepts TOEFL and IELTS results from testing headquarters.
    • School/Counselor Evaluation AND Teacher Recommendation
    • Certificate of Finance


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