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.

Admissions

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.

Certification

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.

Contact Person

Meg Calkins, FASLA, Department Head
Department of Landscape Architecture
215D Brooks Hall
919.515.8342
mecalkin@ncsu.edu

SIS Code:  12LND

Plan Requirements

  • 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.
Required Courses
None
Elective Courses 115
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
Total Hours15