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Landscape Architecture Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Pathways: Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts

Landscape architects design for landscape and community sustainability, solve practical issues — from soil to water to poverty — and combine qualitative analysis with the design process. The ultimate goal: creating a vision for the future.

Academics

Fall
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • LARC 120 Landscape Architectural Drawing
    3
  • LARC 223 Computer Graphics in Landscape Architecture Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MATH 126A College Algebra 5-Day or
    MATH 126B College Algebra 4-Day or
    MATH 126C College Algebra 3-Day
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
Spring
  • LARC 121 Landscape Architectural Graphics Exclamation Point
    3
  • PLSC 206 Principles of Plant Science Exclamation Point
    4
  • MATH 128 Plane Trigonometry Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Visit each of your instructors during office hours
  • Sit in the front row of your class at least 5 times
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Declare a major and file an academic plan
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Attend Adventure WV
  • International students: Participate in international social events

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Participate in an Outdoor Recreation Center spring or winter break trip
  • Take a language course
  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Attend a career fair
  • Attend a resume writing class

Academics

Fall
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • LARC 250 Theory of Landscape Architectural Design Exclamation Point
    3
  • BIOL 105 Environmental Biology
    3
  • BIOL 106 Environmental Biology Laboratory
    1
  • CE 200 Land Surveying Exclamation Point
    3
  • Studio Art Course
    3
16
Spring
  • LARC 251 Landscape Architectural Design Exclamation Point
    3
  • LARC 261 Planting Design Exclamation Point
    3
  • LARC 212 History of Landscape Architecture
    3
  • Studio Art Course
    3
  • Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Become an Adventure WV student leader
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Join an intramural team
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Rent a bike and go for a ride on the rail trail
  • Become a level 1 Bystander Trainer
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • LARC 330 Landscape Architectural Construction 1 Exclamation Point
    4
  • LARC 350 Landscape Architectural Design 2 Exclamation Point
    4
  • LARC 360 Natural Systems Design Exclamation Point
    4
  • Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • LARC 231 Landscape Construction Materials and Methods
    3
  • LARC 331 Landscape Architectural Construction 2 Exclamation Point
    4
  • LARC 351 Landscape Architectural Design 3 Exclamation Point
    4
  • LARC 465 Regional Design
    3
14
Summer
  • Summer Professional Experience
    0
0
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Join a club sport team
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend a career fair

Academics

Fall
  • LARC 450 Advanced Landscape Architectural Design 1 Exclamation Point
    5
  • LARC 484 Professional Practice
    3
  • Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
14
Spring
  • LARC 451 Advanced Landscape Architectural Design 2
    5
  • Electives
    9
14
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Sign up for graduation
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Join a student organization
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a TIPS (Training Intervention Program) trainer and help prevent alcohol misuse
  • Become a leadWELL Trainer
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Sign up for an interview
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Attend a career fair
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Participate in a practice job interview session

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