About the Landscape Architecture Program
Our Program offers an accredited, professional, four-year Bachelor of Science degree (BSLA) and Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in landscape architecture. Please see our BSLA program disclosure statement here.
Undergraduate students who declare as landscape architecture majors as freshmen or join us before their sophomore year typically complete their degrees in four years at the University of Connecticut. Students who join us later in their academic career usually take three years from the time they join us to complete the degree.
The curriculum is design-based with a strong emphasis on plant science. We work together to envision and articulate how the world could be a better place for humans and plants. We encourage critical, creative thought, and the ability to present ideas graphically and verbally. Combining knowledge of plants and horticulture with design is a strength of the program.
Graduates from our program go on to do high-level graduate studies in related fields, work in nationally recognized firms, and become national, state, and local leaders.
The BSLA program is the only fully accredited professional program in the State of Connecticut. Accreditation is done by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board. The program received its initial accreditation in 1998. The next accreditation visit will take place in 2024. View our program disclosure.
Please find current University Tuition and Fee Information here. The college offers numerous scholarships and is continuing to expand its scholarship programs. We make every effort possible to make sure that you can come and thrive at UConn.
The university and the college take advising very seriously and the landscape architecture program is small and caring. Every student has an advisor in their major and given the nature of instruction and the small class sizes, students have incredible access to the LA faculty. We ensure that you are supported.
Students will work on laptop computers throughout their time in the LA program. Computing requirements are:
- 11th Generation (or higher) Intel ten-core processor running 32GB of RAM and a solid-state drive (SSD) with 512GB storage (minimum). Graphics card with dedicated RAM capable of displaying resolutions higher than 1920×1080. 15" (minimum) screen.
While it is expected that students will come to the program with a suitable computer, some laptops are available for student use. There are also computer labs in the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources available for student use, including a Geographic Information Systems Lab. We will provide a computer for all students for whom purchasing a high-capacity laptop is not possible. For more information: F22_UConn_LA_Computer_Specs
The Program and the University are well-equipped with maker spaces, which house equipment for building and model-making including 3D Printers and Laser Cutters. We value craft and experimentation!
Internships & Research Assistance
Many students pursue internships and research opportunities during their time at UConn. Please refer to the Experience section for more information on student opportunities.
This is a nationally accredited, professional degree program. Students earn a BSLA degree.
Undergraduate Catalog major requirements
View your plan of study by navigating to the appropriate catalog year.