Start Your Journey in Landscape Architecture

Established in 1933, the Department of Landscape Architecture offers the only professionally-accredited Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program in the state of Florida.

Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture applies artistic and scientific principles to the research, planning, design, and management of both natural and built environments. Integrating art and science, landscape architects enhance the quality of our environment while solving conservation and development problems. They create the best use and function of outdoor spaces at a broad range of scales, including private residential and commercial projects, public works such as parks and trails, and large-scale projects such as urban design, regional planning, and environmental restoration.

Career Paths

Application Information

The UF Office of Admissions reviews freshman admissions applications. Admitted freshman applicants can declare Landscape Architecture as his or her major. 

Application Deadline: November 1st

The College of Design, Construction & Planning reviews transfer applications. Students who have earned an AA degree or at least 60 credit hours may apply for transfer admissions. Transfer applicants are considered on a space available basis. 

Competitive applicants should complete the below prerequisite courses prior to transferring to UF: 

• Pre-calculus MAC 1147 OR Pre-calculus Algebra MAC 1140 AND Trigonometry MAC 1114

• Introductory Botany BOT 2010 OR Biology 1 BSC 2005

• Recommended: Architecture Design I ARC 1301 and Survey of Architecture History ARC 1720

Application Deadline: 
Summer: February 1st 
Fall: June 1st
Spring: September 15th

Check out what our students are doing

Student and Alumni Profiles

Christen Hutton, AICP

Christen Hutton, AICP, is a University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning graduate who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture in 2007 before receiving a Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning in 2011. Hutton is currently a project manager at Schmidt Nichols, an award-winning landscape architecture and urban planning firm providing a full service approach to the site development process.

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Nikki Zheng and Kate Noel

Representing the human rights activism group called Action India, Gouri Choudhury once proclaimed, “It’s a question of belief in human dignity, which somewhere along the line we seem to have lost.”

Luckily for more than 524 million people in India, University of Florida senior landscape architecture majors Xiaoyu (Nikki) Zheng and Kate Noel believe in human dignity more than ever.

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Isabella Guttuso

Looking to pay homage to the passionate creation of distinctive, innovative and inspiring environments, University of Florida Landscape Architecture major Isabella Guttuso is currently spending the summer as a landscape architecture intern at EDSA in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A three-year member of the UF student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Guttuso is scheduled to graduate with her master’s degree in Spring 2022.

During her internship at EDSA, Guttuso has spent time on AutoCAD work, toiled in Rhino modeling and created diagrams for final presentations. In addition to that, she has run calculations and done digital and hand rendering.

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