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Landscape Architecture (LARCH_BLA)

Program Transfer Requirements:

Campus Options:
(Start and Finish: University Park)

Major Requirements:
Fall admission only. Requires submission of an essay, and college transcript(s) by February 15 to assure full consideration. Submissions after that date will continue to be considered until the class is filled.

The five-year Landscape Architecture program leads to a professionally accredited bachelor of landscape architecture degree.

Landscape architecture is the art of design, planning, or management of the land and of the natural and built elements upon it. As an academic discipline, it embodies creative, cultural, philosophical, and scientific knowledge bases. As a professional discipline, the practice of landscape architecture includes site design, urban design, master planning, community planning, regional planning, resource conservation, and stewardship.

Arts and Architecture Application Requirements

General Requirements

College of Arts and Architecture:
Majors in the College of Arts and Architecture are started and completed at Penn State University Park.
(Unless otherwise noted.)

For information on application requirements and guidelines for the Visual and Performing arts please refer to

Tuition Advisory

Please be advised that a student’s tuition will increase when the Penn State transcript reflects 59.1 cumulative credits. Credits earned from tests, like AP or IB exams, are considered transfer credits and are included in the cumulative credit total. If the credits you are transferring or have transferred to Penn State place you above 59.1 cumulative credits after the start of the semester, your tuition will increase immediately. You will receive a bill for the additional tuition on the first day of the following month. For more information, visit the Office of the Bursar's website