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B.S. Environmental Design


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Designing Sustainable Environments

Landscape architecture is a challenging field that offers diverse career paths in professional design practice, agencies such as the National Park Service, and many related environmental fields. This pre-professional program provides students with the design, technical, and theoretical foundations needed to pursue the professional Master’s of Landscape Architecture. Courses include design studios and seminars in theory and criticism, urban and community design, sustainable design practices and green infrastructure, plant ecology and planting design, GIS for landscape planning, construction technology, and a range of CAD and other digital design programs. You will gain the foundational knowledge and versatile design skills for opportunities in landscape architecture, regional land planning and management, or related environmental consulting fields.

This degree is an excellent first step toward becoming a landscape architect. The four-year program offers accelerated seamless entry into the Master of Landscape Architecture, the accredited professional degree program that provides the training and credentials required to practice as a licensed landscape architect.

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  • Provides a pre-professional foundation for careers in landscape architecture, landscape design, or the green industry
  • The first step toward the Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.), the professional degree required for licensure
  • Seamless entry into the graduate-level M.L.A. program makes it possible to complete the professional degree required for licensure in as few as 5 ½ years.
  • Students can complete the first year of undergraduate coursework at our Boise center before transferring to our Moscow campus, or they can complete their entire degree in Moscow.

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Landscape Architecture Program

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University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2481
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2481

Phone: 208-364-4571

Fax: 208-885-9429


Urban Design Center

Physical Address:
Urban Design Center
University of Idaho
322 E Front Street, Suite 390
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4571