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.
The BLA has a four-year degree completion plan that can be viewed in graphic format at the program website: http://www.ced.uga.edu/academics/undergraduate-degrees/program-of-study/
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Note: Landscape Architecture requires individual review of non-equivalent transfer courses before they can be used to satisfy Area VI and Major Requirements.
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.