Are you interested in environmental sustainability, design and the creation of the places where people live, work and play?  Design and technology, science and art all come together in Landscape Architecture, the original green profession.  In an age of increasing environmental concerns, Landscape Architects are designing toward a sustainable future.  We are a profession concerned with creative stewardship of land, the design of sustainable human communities and the aesthetic quality of places.  Many landscape architects work in design firms and others work in public agencies, universities or design-build firms.  

Unique Opportunities

  • Landscape Architecture is a studio-based curriculum where students analyze, design, draw model and build.
  • Landscape Architecture students engage in their profession through paid summer internships.
  • Landscape Architecture students travel abroad in department-led programs or other Education Abroad programs.
  • Landscape Architecture students develop the capability to make the world a better place for the future.

Career Trends

Landscape Architects are in demand worldwide as professionals that bridge environmental sustainability and the design of places for human habitation. University of Kentucky graduates are sought by design firms and other employers because they are able to think creatively, are well prepared in the technical aspects of the profession and have successful attitudes. One hundred percent of our 2014 graduates obtained professional employment in Landscape Architecture within two months of graduation.


To earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture, a student must earn 129 semester hours with at least a 2.0 grade point standing (on a 4.0 scale). Remedial courses may not be counted toward the total hours required for graduation.

The Landscape Architecture program at the University of Kentucky 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 in the U.S.

Pre-Professional Tracks

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment has specialized advising services for students planning to attend professional school (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Law, etc.).  

In addition to helping students fulfill foundational coursework, the college's pre-professional advisor also helps student secure relevant experience such as internships, volunteer opportunities, and job shadowing positions. 

For more information on the college's pre-professional advising, click here.