Environmental Science and Landscape Architecture, BS

The Departments of Marine and Environmental Sciences and Landscape Architecture provide an education in basic environmental science and landscape architecture-related disciplines. This combined major provides students an opportunity to obtain the fundamental scientific background and practical training to tackle environmental and landscape-related issues. The program seeks to prepare students for advanced studies or careers in fields of urban planning, urban design, sustainable development, environmental consulting and/or other fields focusing on the interactions among landscapes, the built environment, human societies, and overall climatic impacts.  

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Environmental Science Requirements

Environmental Science Required Courses
EEMB 2302
and EEMB 2303
Ecology
and Lab for EEMB 2302
5
ENVR 3300
and ENVR 3301
Geographic Information Systems
and Lab for ENVR 3300
5
ENVR 4515Sustainable Development4
ENVR 3200Water Resources4
Complete one of the following:4-5
Environmental Science
Dynamic Earth
and Lab for ENVR 1200

Environmental Science Electives

A total of four electives is required; complete at least one, and no more than two, from each of the following categories:16
Geological Sciences
Earth Materials
Environmental Geochemistry
Soil Science
Human-Coupled Systems
Earth Landforms and Processes
Environmental Planning
Conservation Biology
Biological Perspectives
Landscape and Restoration Ecology
Wetlands

Landscape Architecture Requirements

ARCH 1110Fundamental Architectural Representation4
LARC 2130Sustainable Urban Site Design6
LARC 2230Introduction to Sustainable Site Planning and Design4
LARC 2330Cities, Landscape, and Modern Culture4
LARC 2340Cities, Landscape, and Contemporary Culture4
LARC 2430Plants, People, and Landscape Change4

Landscape Architecture Electives

Complete three of the following:12-14
Fundamental Architectural Design
Sustainable Site Construction and Detailing
Planting Design
Landscape Planning and Urbanism Studio
Topics in Architectural History
Advanced Architectural Communication
Landscape Ecology
Sustainable Landscape Practices
Urban Landscape Seminar
Implementation and Visualization for Urban Environments 1
Implementation and Visualization for Urban Environments 2

Capstone/Integrative Course

Complete one of the following:4
Senior Thesis
Comprehensive Design Studio
Landscape Ecology

Program Requirements

132 total semester hours required

Five-Years, Two Co-ops

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENVR 1101 (or ENVR 1200 and ENVR 1201)4-5ARCH 11104Vacation0Vacation0
ENVR 10001EEMB 2302
and EEMB 2303
5  
LARC 24304ENGW 11114  
Elective4EEAM 20001  
Elective4Elective4  
 17-18 18 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
LARC 21306LARC 23404Vacation0Vacation0
LARC 22304LARC elective4  
LARC 23304Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 18 16 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENVR 3300
and ENVR 3301
5Co-op 1Co-op 10Vacation0
ENVR 32004   
ENGW 33144   
Elective4   
 17 0 0 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENVR 45154Co-op 2Co-op 20Vacation0
LARC elective4   
ENVR elective4   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
ENVR elective4Capstone4  
ENVR elective4ENVR elective4  
Elective4LARC elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 134-135

Four-Years, Two Co-ops 

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENVR 10001ARCH 11104Elective4Elective4
ENVR 1101 (or ENVR 1200 and ENVR 1201)4-5EEMB 2302
and EEMB 2303
5Elective4Elective4
LARC 24304ENGW 11114  
Elective4EEAM 20001  
Elective4Elective4  
 17-18 18 8 8
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
LARC 21306LARC 23404Elective4Co-op0
LARC 22304ENVR 3300
and ENVR 3301
5Elective4 
LARC 23304LARC elective4  
ENVR 32004Elective4  
 18 17 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0ENVR elective4ENGW 33144Co-op0
 ENVR elective4Elective4 
 ENVR elective4  
 LARC elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0ENVR 45154  
 Capstone4  
 ENVR elective4  
 LARC elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 134-135