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Landscape ArchitectureMajor

Landscape architects design for landscape and community sustainability, solve practical issues — from soil to water to poverty — and combine qualitative analysis with the design process. The ultimate goal: creating a vision for the future.

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Only professionally-accredited landscape architecture and environmental design program in West Virginia


What is Landscape Architecture at WVU like?


Landscape Architecture is a design and planning profession that applies both art and science to achieve the best use of land. Landscape architects design the setting for a variety of land uses ranging from residential to industrial development, while providing stewardship of the natural environment. The profession has a special commitment to improving the quality of urban and rural life.

Students acquire artistic and computer graphic skills, study design theory and site engineering and apply the knowledge to a series of environmental design projects.

Landscape Architecture program highlights:

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What makes Landscape Architecture at WVU unique?

Research and Academic Opportunities

As an undergraduate, you can work with graduate students in their courses and on independent research.

You can easily integrate Landscape Architecture with other environmental disciplines for a more competitive edge upon graduation:

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs)

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

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What is Landscape Architecture at WVU ranked?


Highest Paid Grads among Landscape Architecture Programs (College Factual)


Most Popular Landscape Architecture program in the nation (College Factual)


How does this degree prepare students for a career?

Approximately 10 percent of students pursue graduate school for advanced degrees in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, planning and geographic information systems.

Many students are hired by small design build companies and city, regional planning and recreation and parks agencies.

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Landscape Architecture major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.


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What are the courses like in Landscape Architecture at WVU?

LARC 212:
History of Landscape Architecture

A broad survey of the history of the designed human environment with emphasis on the development of landscape architecture. (Does not fulfill Cluster A for landscape architecture students.)

LARC 465:
Regional Design

Consideration of regional landscapes in order to effectively relate design to the ecology and development of a region.

LARC 466:
Introduction to Urban Design Issues

Community analysis methods, city and small town planning and management of community growth. The course focus is on understanding community and urban design issues and growth management. (Offered in fall of odd years.)

Cost and Aid

How much does Landscape Architecture at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates are available on our tuition website. Anyone who is not a current West Virginia resident, including international students, will be charged non-resident rates.

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Extra Merit-based Scholarships

Incoming freshmen to the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design may qualify for Innovators scholarships based on GPA. No additional application is necessary. These scholarships are in addition to University scholarships.

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU.

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What are the requirements to apply for Landscape Architecture at WVU?

To be admitted to WVU's Landscape Architecture major, you must meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2024-25 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

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