Department BSLA Learning Goals
The Essential Learning Outcomes for the BSLA Program are based on four influences: (1) the Department’s overall curricular goals; (2) the National Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board Standards; (3) the University’s “Essential Learning Outcomes”; and (4) the values of the program faculty as expressed in the mission statement.
BSLA Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Integrate social, cultural, ecological and technological dimensions in solving novel design and planning problems concerning the betterment of rural and urban natural and cultural landscapes.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to explore ideas and synthesize information, both independently and in collaboration with interdisciplinary team members.
- Demonstrate competence, creativity, and critical judgment in applying the intellectual and technical skills necessary to the professional practice of landscape architecture; in particular the skills of problem-solving surrounding spatial, three-dimensional design of outdoor spaces, including, in particular: site inventory and analysis; community participation; programming; synthesis; communication; implementation; evaluation: and management.
- Apply and evaluate the components of a professional curriculum as defined by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board, the accrediting organization for landscape architecture programs.
- Understand, apply and evaluate the principles, theories and recent research findings in the field of landscape architecture.
- Demonstrate advanced communication skills, including graphic, verbal, and written presentation skills.
- Be able to perform as an entry-level landscape architect in a public or private office or agency setting.