Do you wish you could make the world around you a little more beautiful—or even just a little more functional?
The Landscape Architecture degree program at the University of Idaho (U of I) offers students the chance to earn their Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in one of the most diverse bioregions in the United States.
Study Landscape Architecture to Build a Better World
The Landscape Architecture program brings together art and science to address global issues like open space connectivity and sustainability. Students learn how to sketch, draw, build models and use the latest technology to become the future designers of the outdoors.
Interdisciplinary design studios allow students to tackle real-world projects with their peers, community members and faculty from multiple disciplines. Students have the unique opportunity to develop solutions that preserve and enhance rural and urban landscapes throughout Idaho and beyond.
Streamlining the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees
Another unique feature of U of I’s Landscape Architecture program? The undergraduate and Master’s programs are “seamless,” meaning you can head straight into your master’s as soon as you complete your undergraduate degree. Many students complete both degrees in as few as five and a half years.
You’re not only saving yourself time and money by completing your B.S. and M.S. in Landscape Architecture together; you’re getting a degree from one of only 51 programs nationally accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB).
Unique Academic Offerings
While attending U of I’s Landscape Architecture degree program, students will have a chance to learn from talented and diverse faculty. Some of the faculty include:
- Xiao Hu, Ph.D. (China)
- Carolina Manrique, Ph.D. (Mexico)
- Kasama Polakit, Ph.D. (Thailand)
- Leyla Sanati, Ph.D. (Iran)
- Jinchao Yuan, Ph.D. (China)
The outstanding faculty at U of I teach a variety of popular courses. For a sense of what your coursework would look like in this program, here are a few of the bachelor’s degree courses:
- Origins of Landscape Form
- Plant Materials & Design 1 & 2
- Construction 1 & 2
- Design Studio 1-4
- Water Conservation Technologies
- Urban Theory
The Landscape Architecture program is also affiliated with two outreach programs on campus, the Center for Resilient Communities and the Urban Design Center. Both are tasked with helping create sustainable and functional growth throughout Idaho.
Exciting Career Opportunities
Students who receive a degree in Landscape Architecture will be helping cities around the world create sustainable living environments for people. Using your talents in art and science, you’ll have many exciting career opportunities available to you, such as:
- Landscape Design/Conservation/Construction
- Community and Urban Planning/Design
- Landscape/Real Estate Development and Management
- Park and Recreation Management
- 3D Visualization and Modeling
- Geographic Information Science
Not only are these careers exciting and fulfilling, they offer competitive pay. The average national salary for Landscape Designers, Urban and Regional Planners is $72,000 to $88,000.
Design Your Future at U of I
Take your love of art and science to the next level with a degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Idaho. Find out more by visiting our U of I partner website.