Prospective Students

Dear Prospective Student,

The Department of Landscape Architecture is dedicated to providing the highest quality professional educational experience for its students. We recognize that the profession of Landscape Architecture is changing and calling on professionals to play a more active leadership role in designing and managing numerous aspects of our environment.

Our five-year first professional Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program is accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) and recognized by the Landscape Architects Technical Committee of the California Board of Architectural Examiners.

With a learning-centered educational approach, Cal Poly students will develop the professional skills and knowledge needed to make valuable contributions to a changing global society.

Through the faculty’s commitment to excellence in teaching and the core values of the profession, students will develop an appreciation for life-long learning and an interdisciplinary approach to landscape architectural design.

The department offers a program which:

  • Emphasizes an understanding of natural and cultural systems in the process of site, community, urban, and regional design and planning.
  • Promotes a responsible, humanistic and sustainable approach to land planning and design.
  • Presents the Landscape Architect as a leader and integrator of information from allied disciplines, the arts, technology, and the natural and social sciences.

We are happy to talk with you about our program and excited that you are considering Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The Landscape Architecture Department is a great community to join and we encourage you to visit us in person in Dexter Hall, Building 34.

Warm Regards,

Beverly Bass, Professor and Department Head

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2022-2026 Flowchart and Curriculum Sheet

2022-2026 Flowchart

2022-2026 Curriculum Sheet

Past Flowcharts and Curriculum Sheets

2021-2022 Flowchart

2021-2022 Curriculum Sheet

2020-2021 Flowchart

2020-2021 Curriculum Sheet

2017-2019 Flowchart

2017-2019 Curriculum Sheet

2015-2017 Flowchart

2015-2017 Curriculum Sheet

For assistance with the Flowchart and Curriculum Sheet, please contact the Landscape Architecture Department.

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