Established in 1933, the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Florida offers the only professionally-accredited Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program in the State of Florida. It is also home to the State’s oldest graduate Landscape Architecture program, offering both an accredited Masters and a Ph.D. concentration in landscape architecture.
The mission of the Department of Landscape Architecture is to conduct research to enhance the understanding and practice of the profession of landscape architecture, and address societal challenges; train practitioners and scholars who are committed to advancing the efficacy, impact and knowledge of the discipline of landscape architecture; and provide service to the diverse communities of our state, region and abroad.
Faculty research interests cover a wide spectrum of practice, theory and methods with topics focusing on areas that include land use and conservation planning, cultural landscapes, green urban environments, community advocacy and development and sustainable design practices.
Curriculum options include an eight month, professional-practice internship, focused electives for individual specialization and interdisciplinary certificates in Sustainability, Historic Preservation, Geographic Information Systems, and Wetlands Sciences. Study abroad opportunities include faculty-led summer programs in places as varied as Prague, Nantucket, Mexico and China.
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