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

Maker Spaces

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.

Degree Requirements

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.

Sample Sequence of Courses

All of:
BIOL 1108: Principles of Biology (or 1110: Intro. to Botany)
CHEM 1122: Chemical Principles & Applications (or 1124Q or 1127Q)
SPSS 3410: Woody Plants: Common Trees, Shrubs, & Vines
SPSS 2120: Environmental Soil Science
LAND 2110: Graphics I - Design Drawing
LAND 2120: Graphics II - Design Communication
LAND 2210: The Common (Shared) Landscape of the USA
LAND 2220: Theory II - Design History
LAND 2410: Design I - Site Analysis
LAND 3130- Graphics III - Computer Applications
LAND 3230W: Environmental Planning & Landscape Design
LAND 3310: Construction I - Site Engineering
LAND 3320: Construction II - Materials and Methods
LAND 3330: Construction III - Planting Design
LAND 3420: Design II - Space, Form, and Meaning
LAND 3430: Design III - Program Development
LAND 4294: Theory V - Seminar
LAND 4340: Theory IV - Professional Practice
LAND 4440: Design IV - Community Planning
LAND 4450: Design V - Capstone
One of:
One approved 2000 level or higher course outside the Department of Plant Science & L.A.
One of:
SPSS 2430: Herbaceous Ornamental Plants
SPSS 4210: Plant Physiology: How Plants Work
EEB 4272: The Summer Flora
NRE 2415: Dendrology
See courses for more information on the LAND course offerings