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What will I learn?

The profession of landscape architecture embodies both the art and science of design, planning, and management of the land and the natural and man-made elements upon it. The program embraces creative, cultural, philosophical, and scientific knowledge bases as part of the educational requirements for a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture professional degree. The diverse curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry into the profession or graduate studies. The program’s educational, community outreach and research efforts are guided by concern for the complex interdependence of the biophysical and cultural landscapes and are focused on the challenges that face the Intermountain West. These challenges include: explosive urban growth accompanied by struggling small towns and rural areas; boom and bust cycles in the mining, ranching, and forestry industries; large federal land ownership; critical shortage of water; environmental degradation; and increased demands for recreational environments.

Landscape architecture in the State of Nevada is defined by the arid landscape, importance of tourism, gaming and related activities, and a fundamentally pragmatic approach to solving problems. The Department of Landscape Architecture and Planning at the University of Nevada Las Vegas is located in a dynamic metropolitan context that integrates unique urban design and significant natural resource challenges.

The professional curriculum prepares students for areas of practice in landscape architecture and planning including site design, urban design, master planning, community planning, regional planning, and natural resource conservation. Graduates of the program are actively engaged in the design and planning of residential communities, institutional complexes, commercial developments, park and recreational lands and facilities, industrial parks, urban spaces, regional and rural districts, and the preservation and restoration of both historic and natural environments.

Course sequences offered within this context include design studios, ecology, plant materials, planting design theory, landscape technologies/construction, landscape media, history, literature, climate, and professional practice, thereby providing students with opportunities to develop critical and creative abilities with a broad environmental perspective.

Learning Outcomes

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree is accredited by LAAB, the Landscape Architecture Accrediting Board. For accreditation, programs must demonstrate that each student possesses the knowledge and skills defined by the following learning outcomes from LABOK, the Landscape Architecture Body of Knowledge.

  • Landscape Architecture History and Criticism
  • Natural and Cultural Systems
  • Public Policy and Regulation
  • Design, Planning, and Management at Various Scales and Applications
  • Site Design and Engineering: Materials, Methods, Technologies and Applications
  • Construction Documentation and Administration
  • Communication
  • Values in Ethics in Practice

Which department am I in?

College of Fine Arts

Study options

Full Time (123 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$24,984.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January, August 2023


College of Fine Arts

4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.,



89154, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Completed High school or have 3.0 cumulative GPA.

For international students

Completed High school or have 3.0 cumulative GPA.

English Proficiency

IELTS Academic: Overall band of 6.0 No band below 5.5. TOEFL IBT Test - Overall score of 61. TOEFL Paper-Based Test - 13 Reading, 12 Listening, and 21 Writing. PTE Academic Overall - Overall score of 44.

The application deadline dates are June1 for fall semesters, and December 1 for spring semesters.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Nevada

UNLV provides excellent teaching quality and the diverse modern methods it uses ensure students are at the cutting-edge of their chosen field.

  • Wide selection of study programs including unique options
  • Most diverse school in the U.S (2022 U.S. News & World Report)
  • Thriving campus life amongst the lively Las Vegas atmosphere
  • R1 top tier award from Carnegie for research-related learning

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