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Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Degrees

Undergraduate Degrees

LAEP's Bachelor of Landscape Architecture [BLA] program provides students with a broad base of knowledge, theory and tools that enable them to enter an array of professional practice. Students benefit from hands-on learning, working with real clients on actual projects, led by an outstanding faculty who combine their teaching, research and professional experience into an exceptional 4-year degree. The program connects students with practicing Landscape Architects through the one-on-one ASLA Student Mentor Program, through lectures and projects, and through their roles as course Instructors. Opportunities afforded through the environmental field service program provide students with the opportunity for real-world planning and design experience with communities and government agencies throughout the Intermountain Region.

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning offers nationally accredited programs at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels. Both curricula are designed to provide a broad-based education, covering the multi-disciplinary role of the landscape architect in areas of theoretical as well as applied knowledge within the discipline. Specific courses focus on the development of artistic expression and creative problem-solving, the understanding of the environmental processes and human behavioral dimensions of design, and applied site engineering.

The objectives of the department are to:
  • Provide an educational and technical program responsive to current societal needs related to environmental planning, landscape architecture, and urban design.
  • Give students the opportunity to participate in collaborative learning experiences with other disciplines on campus.
  • Prepare students for professional careers in the private or public sector.
  • Conduct original research to advance the body of knowledge in landscape architecture, environmental planning, and design.