Landscape Architecture (Minor)
To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!
The Minor in Landscape Architecture will provide a basic understanding of the nature of the profession of Landscape Architecture. Knowledge of Landscape Architecture history and theory provides a useful addition to a major in any of the University disciplines.
The Minor in Landscape Architecture is designed to:
- Provide a general background in the discipline with regard to landscape architecture research, development and design for students, whose primary professional practice will be in another discipline.
- Clarify the role of the profession of Landscape Architecture.
- Define how the profession of Landscape Architecture and all related professional disciplines contribute to the successful practice of design.
Entrance to the minor is by application, grade review and permission of the Department Chair. A GPA of 2.75 is required. To be admitted to the program, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal. Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. To apply to Add a Minor, go to: https://go.ncsu.edu/minor_coda.
The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification can be found in 223 Brooks Hall and should be completed during the registration period of the student’s final semester at NC State.
Meg Calkins, FASLA, Department Head
Department of Landscape Architecture
215D Brooks Hall
SIS Code: 12LND
- Completion of 15 credit hours are required.
- A letter grade of ‘C-‘ or better will be required for credit in all courses in the minor program.
|Elective Courses 1||15|
|Fall Semester LAR courses|
|History of Landscape Architecture|
|Environment and Culture|
|Landscape Architecture Construction Materials and Methods|
|Landscape Architecture Theory and Criticism|
|Special Topics In Landscape Architecture 3|
|GIS Applications in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning|
|Landscape Architecture Digital Design Media 2|
|Landscape Architecture Introduction Design Studio|
|Spring Semester LAR courses|
|Research Methods in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning|
|Landscape Performance and Metrics|
|City Planning and Design - Building Great Communities|
|The Landscape Imperative|
|Landscape Architecture Professional Practice|
|Special Topics In Landscape Architecture 4|
|Site Design and Environmental Planning Studio|
|Summer Semester LAR courses|
|Landscape Architecture Plant Identification|
|Planting Design Applications in Landscape Architecture|
|Special Topics In Landscape Architecture 5|
|For students in the School of Architecture only:|
|Site Design and Environmental Planning Studio 2|
|Landscape Architecture Design + Build Studio 2|
|Advanced Topics Studio in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning 2|
The courses listed are some of the courses that can contribute to achievement of the Landscape Architecture Minor. Courses offered each semester are subject to change. A listing of courses for each semester will be sent to students registered for the minor prior to open enrollment.
Select one (1) course in addition to 3 courses (9 credit hours) from the previously listed courses (For students in the School of Architecture only)
LAR 582 008 Survey of Natural Hazards and Disasters
Possible choices: LAR 582 001 History of Landscape Architecture, LAR 582 002 Disaster Resilient Policy, Engineering and Design, LAR 582 003 Environmental and Social Equity in Design
LAR 582 006 Environment and Behavior for Designers (online course)