University of Illinois
Department of Landscape Architecture
101 Buell Hall
611 Taft Drive Champaign, IL 61820
University of Illinois Urbana, IL
The undergraduate program of the Department of Landscape Architecture is oriented toward the full scope of the practice of landscape architecture so that graduates of the program will be prepared to assume a variety of responsible roles within the profession as productive and creative practitioners in private and public offices.The primary educational goal is to orient each student to the profession and to the specialties within the profession which best suit individual abilities and interests, and secondarily, to develop both breadth of viewpoint and technical competency in the widest possible range of activities which are encompassed by the profession. Some general aspects of such an education are:an understanding of the natural resource constraints which bear on land use and design decisions and activities; an awareness of the cultural determinants of human behavior and the social, political, economic, and legal institutions which influence land-use and design decisions; a working knowledge of the basic skills -- the tools, practices, processes, and techniques of analysis, synthesis and implementation used in the design profession; a sense of responsibility to the land which will guide the use of these skills.The five-year program in Landscape Architecture requires 152 semester hours, leading to an accredited, professional degree - Bachelor of Landscape Architecture.