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.