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Welcome to our blog! We will be highlighting BLA students at UGA, why they came to this program, what their career and life goals are, and how they are benefiting from the collaborative study here in the undergraduate Landscape Architecture major at the University of Georgia.
Landscape architects typically hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in landscape architecture, covering a broad spectrum of design, science, and technical know-how. Topics include site design, historic preservation, planning, grading and drainage, horticulture, sustainability/ecology and even subjects like psychology, sociology, and anthropology.
UGA is one of more than 60 schools that offer bachelor’s or master’s programs across the country. Many graduates will go on to work in landscape architecture or other design firms. Organizations with large amounts of land to manage will also employ landscape architects. Companies like Disney, federal government agencies like the National Park Service, local government agencies, parks and recreation departments, universities, and others all staff landscape architects.
The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) is a five-year undergraduate degree. Students complete state-required core curriculum, a summer internship, a senior project, and an in-depth study of the theory and practice of landscape architecture. Courses offered cover the topics of studio design, construction, engineering, plant species, community impact, environmental issues, portfolio building, and others.