Academics

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

The University of Rhode Island offers a four year undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture (BLA). The program is accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB).

Four Year Plan
The program requires 126 credits to graduate. View a course sequence plan that takes place over 8 total semesters. See which classes should be taken first and when you should apply for internships.

See Course Descriptions

Academic Check-sheet (PDF)

Student Learning Outcomes (PDF)

LAR 399: Landscape Architecture Internship (PDF)

Course Materials for LAR 202 and LAR 353

Minors

The department offers three minors in Community Planning, Geography and Landscape Architecture. Learn more »

Graduate Certificate in Community Planning

This 5-course program provides advanced instruction and training in community planning and development to address contemporary planning challenges at different geographical levels in the United States. Learn more »

Student Profile

William Depina-Gomes ‘18
Hometown:  Pawtucket, RI

As a freshman, Will was interested in pursuing architecture and engineering and through a general education class, he ultimately landed in landscape architecture where he claims has been “the best decision I’ve made here in my fours years”.  Will is a hardworking individual holding two part-time jobs while being a full-time student in landscape architecture.

He works in sales on the weekends and is a work-study student for the Department of Landscape Architecture running plots and making scans of student work and also assisting peers and faculty who are having computer/technical problems.  During the summer of 2016,  Will served as an intern for the Providence Parks and Recreation Department.  He was involved with park design, construction drawing and construction implementation.  Through this work experience, Will has been able to realize the importance of his internship experience and incorporate this knowledge into his studio projects.

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