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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
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 '24 BLA
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.