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 Are you curious about ways to transform outdated or neglected land into useful, innovative landscapes?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 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, rewarding career.
And because we value collaboration, you will engage in a distinctive first-year experience that exposes you to all three disciplines within the College of Architecture and Planning—architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning.
Courses You Will Take
After you complete our first-year program, you will begin a sequence of courses designed to help you get the most out of your coursework that covers topics such as:
- design communications
- environmental systems
- site engineering and construction
- plant materials
- planting design
Below is the typical course of study for the 151-credit bachelor’s degree. Please see the official course catalog for complete, up-to-date program information.
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Our students work closely with nationally recognized faculty who excel in both the classroom and professional field. Get to know them.
All BLA students are required to have a laptop computer at the beginning of fall semester second year. Review the recommended computer hardware and software specifications to help you choose the right tools that will augment the curriculum in Landscape Architecture. Please use these specifications as a guide when shopping.
Careers in Landscape Architecture
With a degree from Ball State’s Department of Landscape Architecture, you’ll get a high return on your investment. And we offer plenty of career-related resources to get you there. Explore career paths.
Paying for Your Education
On top of the dozens of university scholarships you may apply for, the College of Architecture and Planning offers several to its own students. Search our scholarships.
Ready to Apply?
Along with applying to the university, you must be accepted to the College of Architecture and Planning’s First-Year Program, which brings together all incoming students—regardless of major—to provide you with a broad and robust foundation in the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning.
Want to Learn More?
The best way to get a true feel for Ball State is to spend some time here, so we encourage you and your family to schedule a campus visit. Take a tour, attend an information session, meet with a professor in our area, and ask plenty of questions. Or if you’d rather speak to someone directly by phone or email, please feel free to contact us.
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