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Landscape Architecture

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

Overview

What is Landscape Architecture at WVU like?

Description

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.

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At a Glance

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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:

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Rankings

What is Landscape Architecture at WVU ranked?

Ranked4

Highest Paid Grads among Landscape Architecture Programs (College Factual)

Ranked19

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

Careers

What can you do with this degree?

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.

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Employers

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Courses

What are the courses like in Landscape Architecture at WVU?

Major Map

Check out the course requirements and suggested plan of study for WVU's Landscape Architecture major.

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For a program overview, learning goals and course descriptions, visit the course catalog.

Popular Courses

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 for the 2018-19 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $411
Per Semester $4,932
Fall and Spring Semesters $9,864
Non-Resident
Per Credit $1,091
Per Semester $13,092
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,184
International
Per Credit $1,091
Per Semester $13,392
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,784
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Ways to Save

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Academic Common Market

In-state tuition for Landscape Architecture is available through the Southern Regional Education's Academic Common Market for students from:

  • Delaware

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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.

Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

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Requirements

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

University Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Landscape Architecture major, you must first meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2019-20 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

Next Steps

I like this major. What are the next steps?

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