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Quick Facts

Are you drawn to the beauty and structure of outdoor spaces? Are you curious about ways to transform outdated or neglected land into useful, innovative landscapes? Are you driven to fuse sustainability into our public spaces?

Our professionally accredited Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) at Ball State University is committed to preparing professionals and leaders with the knowledge, skills, and awareness to respond to significant environmental, social, and public health challenges. We are sustainability-focused; design-centered; landscape engineering-intensive; travel-inspired engaging with places, alumni, and other professionals; exceptional at preparing graduates for professional licensure and practice; and nationally ranked by Design Intelligence for 15+ years running. Our graduates assume the roles of steward, designer, and problem-solver who make positive and measurable differences everywhere. The world needs more people like you to become an influential landscape architect.

Our bachelor of landscape architecture (BLA) degree reflects the growing public interest in living, working, and playing in green, thoughtful spaces. The five-year program prepares you for an exciting and rewarding career.

Computer Requirement

BLA students entering the fall semester of their second year are required to have a laptop computer. See recommended specifications.

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Pathways

Pathway 1

Enter the CAP First-Year Common Curriculum

5 years 

Traditional pathway for all incoming Freshmen. See CAP FIrst-Year Program for available tracks.

Pathway 2

Transfer in from another academic institution

<5 years 

Contingent on experience and courses completed, you may qualify to apply with advanced standing.

Pathway 3

Enter with Associate's degree in related field

<5 years

Contingent on experience and courses completed, you may qualify to apply with advanced standing.

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Take the Next Step

If you’d like to learn more about our Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree, complete our online form. Or one of the best ways to get a true feel for Ball State is to see it for yourself, so schedule a visit today! And if you’re ready to apply, review our admission requirements and complete our online application.

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