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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.
The BLA program prepares students to be creators and innovators who can address complex issues facing our most challenging social and environmental problems through site and global design solutions.
Lauri Macmillan Johnson, Director, School of Landscape Architecture and Planning
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.
Admissions & Cost
Now admitting students for Fall 2020 enrollment!
March 2: Priority Deadline
June 1: First-Year Student Final Application Deadline
July 15: Transfer Student Application Deadline
Program Two-Semester Annual Cost
In-state tuition and fees:
$12,600 tuition + $1,590 fees
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$36,600 + $1,590 fees
Subject to change. Fees may vary by year in program.
Demand for trained landscape architects is high and growing in Arizona and the nation. Graduates can expect to work with allied professions such as architects, ecologists, engineers and urban planners to design public and private outdoor places.
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
Brooke Sands '22 Bachelor of Architecture
Chicago native Brooke Sands, now halfway through the CAPLA undergraduate architecture program, offers insight into the challenges and passions of studying design of the built environment.
Bo Yang, Associate 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 Luis Zozaya, recruitment and outreach coordinator, or begin your application now:
Header image by Kenneth Kokroko, created when he was a landscape architecture student at CAPLA.