Department of Landscape Architecture
CONTACT INFORMATION: 108 Plant Science Building
Box 42121, Lubbock, TX 79409-2121
T 806.742.2858, F 806.742.2863, www.larc.ttu.edu
About the Program
This department offers the following accredited degree programs:
- Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
- Master of Landscape Architecture
The department also participates in the interdisciplinary Land Use Planning, Management, and Design program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree (see College of Architecture section).
The landscape architecture program instills in students the basic skills and knowledge required to enter the profession in the public or the private sector. The program emphasizes physical design and planning in both the natural and urban environments. Students are required to intern in the offices of registered landscape architects, planners, or allied professionals during at least one summer prior to the student’s senior year. Offices and classroom facilities are located in the Plant Science Building and studios are in the Agriculture Pavilion and the old Animal Science Building.
Minor. A minor in landscape architecture consists of 9 hours of required courses (LARC 1302, 3302, 4302) and 9 hours of directed electives (from LARC 2401, 2402, 2404, 3401, 4100, 4311). Approval of department chair is required for enrollment, and a grade of C or better is required for each course counted toward a minor.
The Master of Landscape Architecture degree is designed as a first professional degree for students with a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than landscape architecture. It is an advanced professional degree for students with the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree or its equivalent. The advanced professional degree requires a minimum of 36 credit hours. The first professional degree requires 36 hours and up to 37 additional hours of leveling courses.
This is a flexible program designed to meet a variety of professional interests as well as individual needs and career objectives. Universal design, therapeutic landscape design, land use and regional planning, geographic information systems, and cultural landscape design are a few of the program offerings.
Multidisciplinary research in environmental design and management and outdoor recreation in the department has had support from federal, state, and local agencies. The National Park Service, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Office of the Governor, and southwestern cities and counties have all supported these research efforts.
All of the admission requirements established by the Graduate School must be met to enter this program. Also, the department requests a letter of intent, which should address how the program fits the applicant’s career goal, and transcripts of all previous coursework. A portfolio of graphic work, if available, is desirable. Nonresident tuition is waived with half-time assistantships. Students with this support have special responsibilities in research projects.
Charles Klein, Ph.D., Interim Chairperson
Associate Professors: Billing, Klein, Mills
Assistant Professors: Sullivan, Westbrook
Instructors: Casanova, NelsonBack to Top
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