Landscape Architecture

College of Fine & Applied Arts


What is Landscape Architecture ?

Landscape Architecture is the design of all spaces beyond buildings. Our program will teach you about the specialties of this profession and how to succeed as the scope of the field continues to grow. With this major, you will study Landscape Architecture from two perspectives. Through one lens, you’ll explore the impact of human activity on the environment. Through another, you’ll study the influence of natural and historic factors on settlements, behavior, and well-being.

Career Options

  • Civil engineering
  • Drafting
  • Environmental planning
  • Industrial design
  • Landscape architecture
  • Landscape design
  • Park & recreational planning
  • Real estate development
  • Urban planning

Post-Graduation Success1

87% employed or continuing education

56% employed after graduation

31% attending graduate school

$50,503 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Arc Worldwide, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Solstice View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania View All

Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Strong social science coursework and performance

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

3.9 years to degree

91% first-year retention rate

63% four-year graduation rate

77% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs3

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $14,340
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,222
  • Total: $37,490


  • Tuition: $33,460
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses:$18,562
  • Total: $56,950


  • Tuition: $34,408
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,562
  • Total: $57,898