Minor in Landscape Architecture

The Minor in Landscape Architecture gives students interested in the design of the built environment the chance to engage in a course of study that includes landscape architectural history and design, landscape ecology and planning.


The Minor in Landscape Architecture curriculum consists of six courses (19-20 units). View in PDF format:

Elective coursework addresses site and landscape planning issues and explores the ways in which designed landscapes can educate and inspire communities toward environmental health and cultural identity.

Minor Core

Three courses in the minor core are required, for a total of 10 units:

Course # Course Title Units
LAR 241 History and Theory of Landscape Architecture 3
LAR 420 Plant Materials 4
LAR 423 Landscape Ecology 3
  Total Units 10

Minor Electives

Three courses from the following minor electives are required to complete the minor, for a minimum of 9 units:

Course # Course Title Units
SBE 201 Sustainable Design and Planning 3
PLG 408 Climate Action Planning 3
PLG 458 Geodesign Studio 3
LAR 440 History, Theory and Contemporary Landscape Architecture 3
LAR 450 Green Infrastructure 3
LAR 470 Introduction to GIS for Planning and Landscape Architecture 4

More Information

For more information on declaring the Minor in Landscape Architecture, please contact a CAPLA advisor.