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Some people think that the "rational" sciences and "creative" arts are worlds apart. But Landscape Architecture is a field of study that merges them beautifully. The "science" of landscape architecture is concerned with conserving and managing natural resources. Its "art" involves creating more enjoyable, comfortable, and safe outdoor areas in places where the natural environment must be adapted for human use. Professional landscape architects are part of the tradition of the great garden designers of Italy, France, England, and China. Their work encompasses the art and science of designing, planning and managing the land.
The Landscape Architecture program at the University of Kentucky is a five-year program. It is fully accredited by the American Society of Landscape Architects and meets the necessary requirements for licensing of landscape architects in Kentucky and other states.
Students must meet all requirements for admission to the University. In addition, enrollment in the Landscape Architecture program is determined by a selective admission procedure. Applicants are selected on a competitive basis as determined by aptitudes associated with potential success in the program. Prospective students should contact the program chairman of Landscape Architecture at the earliest possible date for specific information about admission procedures.
To earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture, the student must have 145 semester hours with at least a 2.0 grade point standing (on a 4.0 scale). A minimum of 48 hours must be from upper division courses (300 and above). Remedial courses may not be counted toward the total hours required for graduation.