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UndergraduateLandscape Architecture Admission Requirements

  • New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing
  • Transfer students from outside institutions need a 2.5 GPA
  • Transfer students from other USU majors need a 2.5 GPA
High school students planning to major in landscape architecture may enhance their preparation with courses in art, natural sciences, social sciences, and math through college algebra.


The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) degree program is an intensive four-year studio-based course of study, fully accredited by the American Society of Landscape Architects. Accreditation standards require the department to maintain a reasonable faculty/student ratio. Space in the program is restricted by available facilities and faculty size. Admission to the upper division is limited to students who are determined by the faculty to have the best potential for academic success. Matriculation into the upper division is normally limited to 25 students, although additional students may be matriculated at the discretion of the LAEP faculty.

Any student admitted to USU is eligible for enrollment in lower-division LAEP courses. Declared LAEP majors are encouraged to meet with our academic advisor early in their freshman year to help them make plans to complete the required courses needed for matriculation. At the end of the sophomore year, a selection process will determine which students will matriculate into the upper division of the program.

Matriculation Requirements

Students applying for matriculation must have a minimum USU GPA of 2.5. Eligibility for matriculation requires the completion of the following prerequisite courses:
  • LAEP 1200
  • LAEP 1300
  • LAEP 1350
  • LAEP 2300
  • LAEP 2600
  • LAEP 2700
  • LAEP 2720
  • PSC 2620
Selection of students to be matriculated is based on:
  • A letter of intent
  • A portfolio demonstrating creative potential, problem solving skills, and graphic fluency
  • Cumulative GPA earned in the seven LAEP prefix courses listed above

Deadlines and Dates

Portfolios and letters of intent are to be submitted by the last Monday in March. The final selection of students to matriculate to the upper division is a decision of the LAEP faculty. The review of students for matriculation will take place during the week following spring semester final exams, and students will be notified as soon as possible thereafter.

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