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Landscape Architecture, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #651 (QS) , PA,
A student of the Landscape Architecture program at Temple University is responsible for the organization and placement of buildings, recreational facilities, roads, grading, and planting design. Temple's curriculum focuses on appropriate functional and ecological "fit," by using a design approach and techniques that work with and protect the natural environment.


Program Overview

Landscape Architecture offered by Temple University is the art of planning the appropriate use of land and designing the built environment based on an understanding of natural and cultural site characteristics, human need, and sound artistic and technical competence.

Careers in public landscape architecture include positions with regional, county, and city planning commissions, and park, recreation, housing, and transportation agencies. Private practice includes the design of recreational, residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial projects, as well as the overall planning of new communities. Environmental protection, historical restoration, and land reclamation efforts could also be an important part of your role as a landscape architect.

Most states require practicing landscape architects to be licensed. The Temple's University program, accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board of the American Society of Landscape Architects, is designed to prepare you for entry into the profession and for successful completion of the licensing examination.

Courses for the Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture are offered at the Ambler Campus with a portion of the coursework also available on Temple's Main and Center City campuses.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]
  • Introduction to Green Careers in Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture Foundation I
  • GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]
  • GenEd Breadth Course1

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

National Students

  • Self-Report High School Transcript
International Students
  • Temple's online application or online Common Application or Paper application to submit by mail
  • Official High School or University Transcripts with English Translations 
  • Standardized Tests (SAT, ACT, TOEFL iBT, IELTS or PTE)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34032 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17016 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34032 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17016 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    20376 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10188 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
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