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Are you ready to embrace complex environmental challenges? Are you an innovator with a creative spirit?
If so, landscape architecture is for you. Become a leader in the design profession where art, science and social justice connect—and discover vast possibilities.
The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) is a four-year professional degree program that prepares you to become a successful, licensed landscape architect.
Our robust, studio-based curriculum is taught by award-winning faculty and designed to fully engage your artistic, analytical and inventive self.
What You'll Learn
In the BLA, you’ll learn:
- Landscape design history, theory and criticism
- Design processes and methods
- Professional communication
- Advanced technologies and tools
- Urban landscape ecology
- Sociocultural design factors
- Site engineering, construction and design implementation
- Professional practice policies, procedures and ethics
- Social justice and design for all
You’ll graduate ready to thrive in a profession of increasing importance in the face of climate change and growing urban populations.
I am constantly inspired by my peers, and the collaborative work environment encourages me to listen to different perspectives and think in different ways. At CAPLA, you feel like you are part of something bigger than yourself, which encourages you to be the best version of yourself.
Emma Nakpairat '23 BLA
Curriculum & Courses
The BLA offers a rigorous, comprehensive curriculum with dynamic core and elective courses that prepare you for professional practice as a licensed landscape architect.
We also offer an accelerated BLA path into our master’s programs.View Curriculum & Courses »
Admissions & Cost
Spring 2023 Term
Priority Deadline: October 1, 2022
Final Deadline: November 1, 2022
Fall 2023 Term
Priority Deadline: March 1, 2023
Final Deadline: May 1, 2023
In-state tuition and fees per semester (7+ units):
$5,762.50 tuition + $865.18 fees
Out-of-state tuition and fees per semester (12+ units):
$18,913.50 + $865.18 fees
Subject to change. Fees may vary by year in program.
The CAPLA Student Experience
Studying design is unlike any other collegiate experience. You’ll find community not just with fellow students but also with faculty thanks to our proven studio structure.
And studying design in Tucson is unlike any other design experience, thanks to our Sonoran Desert laboratory, ecological sense of place and CAPLA’s state-of-the-art facilities.
Meet the CAPLA Community
Emma Nakpairat '23 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Originally from Michigan, Emma Nakpairat came to CAPLA and the BLA program in Tucson to be inspired by the Sonoran Desert—and to combine her love of the outdoors with her thirst to improve our built environment.
Bo Yang, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
Providing authentic learning opportunities to students when working with low-income and underserved communities is the most compelling part of Professor Yang's work.
Ready to create the future of sustainable environments?
Learn more about the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture by contacting us at email@example.com or begin your application now:
Header image by Kenneth Kokroko, created when he was a landscape architecture student at CAPLA.