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  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Landscape Architecture, B.L.A.


About the Landscape Architecture Bachelor's Program


The landscape architecture program vision is to advance the discipline of landscape architecture through innovative learning, research, and service activities. First professional B.L.A. and M.L.A. degrees are accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board. Student learning outcomes are coordinated through the curriculum, and in each semester to develop creative leaders ready for professional licensure and practice in the public or private sector.

The program specializes in semi-arid landscapes, while engaging design and planning issues critical to a sustainable, resilient, adaptable earth and its growing urban populations. Students are off-campus the spring and summer of the third year on extended internship (January through August), or a combination of study abroad and a three-month internship.

Students should note the curriculum is sequential and LARC courses must be taken in order as outlined in the recommended curriculum below. Failure to earn a C or better in LARC courses will delay graduation for a full year. Transfer students will likely require two summer sessions and three full years to achieve all course work required for an accredited degree leading toward licensure.

Computer Requirement. All students are required to provide their own graphics workstation meeting Landscape Architecture departmental specifications (see www.larc.ttu.edu for more information). A graphics workstation meeting the spec is critical to efficient and effective fused analog and digital workflows taught throughout the curriculum using state-of-the-art CAD, BIM, GIS, graphics visualization, and modeling tools.

Communication Literacy Requirement. Students attending Texas Tech University for the first time in the Fall 2017 term or later will complete a Communication Literacy requirement in their program(s) of study.

Texas Tech University’s transition from the Writing Intensive requirement to the Communication Literacy requirement signals the university’s awareness that in addition to the fundamental role that writing plays in enabling students to explore, develop, focus, and organize a message, other types of communication must also be taught as appropriate for a student’s discipline. Throughout each program of study, then, students must be given ample opportunity to develop their skills in forms of communication central to that program. Communication Literacy courses for the Landscape Architecture major are LARC 4416 , LARC 4226 , LARC 4361 , and LARC 4417 .

Department offices and classroom facilities are located in the Bayer Plant Science Building South, Agriculture Pavilion, and the CASNR Annex.

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 16


Spring


Total: 17


Second Year


Fall


Total: 15


Spring


Total: 16


Third Year


Fall


Total: 15


Spring


(Off-campus extended internship [January through August] or combination Study Abroad and three-month internship)

  • LARC 4000 - Internship V1-6 Semester Credit Hours
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Semester Credit Hours
    (select with advisor to fulfill Social and Behavioral Sciences core requirement)
  • POLS 1301 - American Government 3 Semester Credit Hours (partially fulfills Government/Physical Science core requirement)
  • Free Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 12


Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 16


Spring


Total: 13


Total Hours: 120


Core courses selected with advisor are from core curriulum  list.

Extended internship or combination Study Abroad and three-month internship must be approved by the department no later than mid-fall semester of the third year.

No LARC or required prerequisite may be taken pass/fail. All LARC courses must be passed with a C or better.

Directed electives are subject to approval of the academic advisor and department chairperson.