Professional program’s mission, objectives, and goals: Our mission is to foster an ethics of care for our cultural and natural environments through design, and to leverage the potential of design to creatively address the critical issues facing our planet: climate, social and racial inequity, health disparity, and a lack of access to vibrant landscapes. We are committed to service and collaboration, to science and art, to justice and well-being for all in Connecticut and beyond. We pursue education, research, and practice in alignment with these goals. Our aim is to make progress through practice and to do no harm.
Accreditation status: The BSLA is a fully-accredited program.
The estimated cost of attendance (including fellowship, assistantship, scholarship opportunities, and other financial support options to reduce the cost of attending): More information about the cost of tuition. Undergraduates can apply for and receive scholarships. On average, gives out ~$35,000 of aid each year through program-specific, department-specific, and college-level scholarships.
Student retention and graduation rates and percentage of students with timely graduation:
- From 2016-2019, three-year student retention was 75% for our program. 75% of students had a timely graduation. This data was taken from UConn Budget, Planning, and Institutional Research reports. Due to our smaller program size, shifts in only a few of our students influence our retention and graduation rates.
- UConn’s overall four-year graduation rate is 74%.
The number of degrees granted per year: 10-15 degrees are granted each year
List of required and optional materials and equipment: A laptop computer is required. Program computers are available to borrow. Funding is available on a needs basis. The Department covers printing, as well as drafting and modeling supplies to reduce the outside costs for students.
Supplemental and experiential learning opportunities: Students attend conferences, including ASLA and LABASH. These opportunities are supported through program and student club fundraising. Students incur no out-of-pocket expenses.
Post-graduation employment: Most graduates go on to work in professional landscape architecture and engineering firms in the State of Connecticut and beyond.
Number of licensed faculty: 1
In accordance with the Higher Education Act, the program meets the educational requirements for licensure eligibility in each U.S. state.