Landscape Architecture (BS)

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Date Posted: Dec. 21, 2018
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Grounds
Content Type: Academic Programs
Discipline: Architecture
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


The Bachelor of Science Program in Landscape Architecture at the University of Massachusetts is strongly influenced by its unique New England setting. Massachusetts is now the fifth fastest growing state in the nation--it is a sunbelt state in terms of its growth needs and problems--and this pattern characterizes much of our region as well. Because of this, landscape and planning issues assume critical significance for both the immediate and long-term future.

This program focuses on visual, physical, ecological and cultural problems encountered in the urbanizing landscape. Its primary objective is to educate and train professionals who are prepared to engage future design problems and advance the state of the art. A diverse and internationally recognized faculty is involved with education and research activities in Landscape Planning, Design, and Computer Applications.

The fundamental concern of this program is the wise use of land and natural resources. As the public becomes increasingly aware and sophisticated about environmental issues, opportunities for professional landscape architects increase rapidly. The landscape industry across the state is booming through historic preservation, recreation and other public construction; in addition, there is extensive business and residential building in the private sector. Each of these developments requires professional expertise in landscape architecture, and our program is designed to meet this tremendous need.

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