Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Your Career

Takes Root

at UF

Immerse yourself in some of the most diverse and unique environments in the world. Take part in a major that blends creativity and design with environmental stewardship and sustainable practices to positively impact communities. 

You’re ready to build a better world, and you can make it happen at the University of Florida. There’s no better place to catalyze your career.

The University of Florida Experience

Push boundaries, challenge conventions, and innovate – inside the studio and out in the community.

Transform your ideas and visions into meaningful designs in our interactive studios and labs.

Collaborate on spaces that build meaningful and sustainable relationships between people and our planet.

Program Information

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree is a four-year, STEM-designated professional degree program that trains students to understand and apply ethical planning, design, construction, and management of the natural and built landscapes in Florida and beyond. 

Critical Tracking Courses, Model Semester Plan

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) and the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) programs are accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB). The BLA program has been accredited since 1972 and the MLA program since 1993. The 2022 LAAB site visit resulted in a two-year accreditation for both programs.

Public Information 2023-2024

During your fourth year, you will work on a capstone design project guided by a faculty advisor. This senior endeavor allows you to select a project that suits your interest areas within the broad field of landscape architecture.

Students have an opportunity to work on a project provided by a professional firm, UF research entity, or not-for-profit community organizations. Prior project partners include:

Kimley Horn
Hitchcock Design Group
Perry-Becker Design
Waggonner & Ball / Moffatt & Nichol Design Studio
Center for Landscape Conservation Planning
Alachua Conservation Trust
Florida Museum

Recent Capstone Projects

Our active professional and alumni network seek Gators as interns! During the summer following your third year, you can take the opportunity to hold an internship position under the guidance of a registered landscape architect.

The annual College Career Fair helps students build their network and obtain internships and their future work opportunities.

Intern Profile: Jessica Romer ’23

An important part of the BLA curriculum is visiting noteworthy built projects and meeting with prominent professional firms and public agencies in and outside of Florida.

  • In your second year, you have the opportunity to participate in a three-day field trip through central and south-east Florida.
  • As a third-year student, you have the opportunity to spend a week visiting urban environments on the West Coast. Destinations have included San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver.

LA Students Visit Central Florida

How to apply

Are you ready? We’re ready. Let’s go.

Most traditional freshman students enroll in the Summer B or Fall semester. To be considered for the BLA Program, you’ll be asked to submit:

  • An application form
  • A non-refundable $30 application fee in the form of a check or money order payable in US dollars to the University of Florida
  • A Certificate of Financial Responsibility Form, if you are a non-US applicant
  • Official transcripts and credentials from all previous high schools and colleges attended; and
  • Official SAT and (if you are a non-US applicant or applicant from Puerto Rico) TOEFL scores.

After you apply, you can check the status of your application online to verify that your test scores and other application materials have been received.

Are you a current UF student and interested in changing your major? You can transfer into the BLA program’s lower division with department approval, on a space available basis.

Contact Academic Advising at the College of Design, Construction and Planning or the Department of Landscape Architecture’s Undergraduate Coordinator Dan Manley for details. 

If you’ve earned an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited state college and you’ve qualified for admission to the University of Florida, you can transfer into the BLA program’s lower division with department approval, on a space available basis.

We encourage transfer students to complete the MAC 1147 Pre-calculus course before transferring.

Through this unique partnership with Santa Fe College, you can begin your studies in landscape architecture at SF, then transfer to UF as early as your third semester in college.

How the GDC Program Works

What You Learn

“As a student, you’re given many opportunities to demonstrate your strengths and passions. Follow that passion because there are many different avenues within landscape architecture that you can follow.”

Andy Dance (BLA ’84).
Founder, Andrew S. Dance & Associates LLC
Flagler County Commissioner

Need Help Paying for College?

The Department of Landscape Architecture offers several undergraduate student awards, including:

  • Joshua W. Lepp Travel Endowment in Landscape Architecture: Support travel scholarship and fellowships for the Department of Landscape Architecture undergraduate and graduate students in their last year of study who are participating in a University-approved program in Europe.
  • Marquis Latimer & Halback Award: Recognizes a graduate student for excellence in their Terminal Project selected by the final presentation jurors.
  • Jonathan and Elizabeth Seymour Scholarship: This fund was established in 2007 by Jonathan and Elizabeth Seymour to support the Department of Landscape Architecture in the College of Design, Construction and Planning. Jonathan graduated from the University of Georgia and immediately commenced practicing in South Florida.
  • Steven C. Crebbin Endowed Scholarship Fund: Family and friends created this scholarship honoring Steven C. Crebbin to provide scholarships for students in the Department of Landscape Architecture. Steven earned his bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Florida in 1991.
  • William H. Baker Scholarship: Establishes an endowed scholarship at UF’s Department of Landscape Architecture to support undergraduate students based on need and merit.
  • Kim Stewart Landscape Architecture Travel and Discovery Endowment: Supports undergraduate students in the Department of Landscape Architecture to participate in field trips or travel to conferences, with preference given to students needing support to participate, as determined by the Department Chair.

More financial resources

The University of Florida offers several financial aid opportunities through the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. Eligibility varies based on different criteria.





Dan Manley

Undergraduate Coordinator


Vanessa Niblett

Academic Assistant


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