BSLA Learning Goals and Objectives

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.