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    LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE,B.S.

    Admissions to the Landscape Architecture B.S. has beensuspended as of spring 2019 and will be discontinued as of fall2019. If you have any questions, please contact the department(academicaffairs@cals.wisc.edu).

    The bachelor of science program with a major in landscape architectureprovides students with a solid foundation to pursue careers in landscapeplanning and conservation. It emphasizes problem-solving skills andcritical thinking based on ecological principles, societal needs andcultural foundations. Landscape planning focuses on strategies tointegrate human activities with landscape resources in order to achievehealthy living environments through sustainable and livable communitydevelopment. Landscape conservation is concerned with achievinghealthy ecosystems and in cultural and natural resource preservation.

    The curriculum includes courses on theory and process and ontechniques for data gathering and manipulation with an emphasis ongeospatial information systems and interdisciplinary perspectives as wellas on ensuring public participation in making planning and conservationdecisions.

    This major is of particular interest to students interested in ecologicalrestoration and preservation and environmental planning. It preparesstudents for graduate work in such fields as restoration ecology,landscape architecture, urban and regional planning, architecture, law,environmental studies, and environmental design.

    HOW TO GET IN

    Admissions to the Landscape Architecture B.S. has beensuspended as of spring 2019 and will be discontinued as of fall2019. If you have any questions, please contact the department(academicaffairs@cals.wisc.edu).

    To declare this major, students must be admitted to UWMadison andthe College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). For informationabout becoming a CALS first-year or transfer student, see Entering theCollege (http://guide.wisc.edu/undergraduate/agricultural-life-sciences/#enteringthecollegetext).

    Students who attend Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration(SOAR) with the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences have the optionto declare this major at SOAR. Students may otherwise declare after theyhave begun their undergraduate studies. For more information, contactthe advisor listed under the Advising and Careers tab.

    REQUIREMENTS

    UNIVERSITY GENERAL EDUCATIONREQUIREMENTSAll undergraduate students at the University of WisconsinMadison arerequired to fulfill a minimum set of commonuniversity general educationrequirements to ensure that every graduate acquires the essential coreof an undergraduate education. This core establishes a foundation for

    living a productive life, being a citizen of the world, appreciating aestheticvalues, and engaging in lifelong learning in a continually changing world.Various schools and colleges will have requirements in addition tothe requirements listed below. Consult your advisor for assistance, asneeded. For additional information, see the university UndergraduateGeneral Education Requirements (http://guide.wisc.edu/undergraduate/#requirementsforundergraduatestudytext) section of the Guide.

    GeneralEducation

    BreadthHumanities/Literature/Arts: 6 credits BreadthNatural Science: 4 to 6 credits, consisting of

    one 4- or 5-credit course with a laboratory component;or two courses providing a total of 6 credits

    BreadthSocial Studies: 3 credits Communication Part A & Part B * Ethnic Studies * Quantitative Reasoning Part A & Part B *

    * The mortarboard symbol appears before the title of anycourse that fulfills one of the Communication Part A orPart B, Ethnic Studies, or Quantitative Reasoning Part A orPart B requirements.

    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL AND LIFESCIENCES REQUIREMENTSIn addition to the University General Education Requirements, allundergraduate students in CALS must satisfy a set of college and majorrequirements. Specific requirements for all majors in the college andother information on academic matters can be obtained from the Officeof Academic Affairs (http://www.cals.wisc.edu/academics), Collegeof Agricultural and Life Sciences, 116 Agricultural Hall, 1450 LindenDrive, Madison, WI 53706; 608-262-3003. Academic departments andadvisors also have information on requirements. Courses may not doublecount within university requirements (General Education and Breadth)or within college requirements (First-Year Seminar, International Studiesand Science), but courses counted toward university requirements mayalso be used to satisfy a college and/or a major requirement; similarly,courses counted toward college requirements may also be used to satisfya university and/or a major requirement.

    COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL CALS B.S. DEGREEPROGRAMSCode Title CreditsQuality of Work: Students must maintain a minimumcumulative grade point average of 2.000 to remain in goodstanding and be eligible for graduation.Residency: Students must complete 30 degree credits inresidence at UWMadison after earning 86 credits towardtheir undergraduate degree.First Year Seminar (http://guide.wisc.edu/undergraduate/agricultural-life-sciences/#requirementstext)

    1

    International Studies (http://guide.wisc.edu/undergraduate/agricultural-life-sciences/#requirementstext)

    3

    Physical Science Fundamentals 4-5CHEM103 General Chemistry I

    orCHEM108 Chemistry in Our WorldorCHEM109 Advanced General Chemistry

    Biological Science 5

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    Additional Science (Biological, Physical, or Natural) 3Science Breadth (Biological, Physical, Natural, or Social) 3CALS Capstone Learning Experience: included inthe requirements for each CALS major (see "MajorRequirements") (http://guide.wisc.edu/undergraduate/agricultural-life-sciences/#requirementstext)

    MAJOR REQUIREMENTSCourses may not double count within the major (unless specifically notedotherwise), but courses counted toward the major requirements may alsobe used to satisfy a university requirement and/or a college requirement.A minimum of 15 credits must be completed in the major that are notused elsewhere.

    ENVIRST/GEOG127 Physical Systems of the Environment isrecommended to fulfill the CALS International Studies requirement.

    Code Title CreditsMathematics and StatisticsSelect one of the following (or may be satisfied byplacement exam):

    5-6

    MATH112&MATH113

    Algebraand Trigonometry

    MATH114 Algebra and TrigonometrySelect one of the following: 3-5

    MATH211 CalculusMATH221 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1STAT301 Introduction to Statistical Methods

    BiologySelect one of the following: 5-6Option 1:

    BOTANY/BIOLOGY130

    General Botany

    Option 2:BOTANY100 Survey of BotanyAnd select one of the following:BOTANY/F&WECOL402

    Dendrology

    HORT227 Propagation of Horticultural Plantsor another 2 credits of lab or field-based botany,horticulture, agronomy, or landscape architecture

    Select one of the following: 3-4BOTANY/ENVIRST/ZOOLOGY260

    Introductory Ecology

    BOTANY/F&WECOL455

    The Vegetation of Wisconsin

    BOTANY/F&WECOL/ZOOLOGY460

    General Ecology

    CoreSOILSCI301 General Soil Science 4

    orSOILSCI/ENVIRST/GEOG230

    Soil: Ecosystem and Resource

    LANDARC250 Survey of Landscape ArchitectureDesign

    3

    LANDARC210 Introduction to LandscapeArchitecture Design 1

    4

    LANDARC211 Landscape Inventory and EvaluationMethods

    4

    LANDARC260 History of Landscape Architecture 3LANDARC/ENVIRST/SOILSCI695

    Applications of GeographicInformation Systems in NaturalResources

    3

    orURBRPL/LANDARC622

    Applications of Geographic Information Systemsin Planning

    HISTORY/ENVIRST/GEOG460

    American Environmental History 4

    orARTHIST457 History of American Vernacular Architecture andLandscapes

    URB R PL/LAND ARC463

    Evolution of American Planning 3

    URBRPL601 Site Planning 3LANDARC375 Special Topics (minimum total of 3

    cr.)3

    SpecializationSelect one of the following: 18-22

    Specialization 1: Cultural and Historic LandscapesSpecialization 2: Environmental PlanningSpecialization 3: Ecological Restoration

    CapstoneSelect one of the following:

    LANDARC691&LANDARC692

    Senior Thesisand Senior Thesis

    LANDARC699 Special Problems-LandscapeArchitecture

    Total Credits 68-77

    1 Students who completed LAND ARC 201 do not need to completeLANDARC210 Introduction to Landscape Architecture Design.Note: Restoration students are encouraged to select BOTANY/BIOLOGY130 General Botany, BOTANY/ENVIRST/ZOOLOGY260Introductory Ecology or BOTANY/F&WECOL/ZOOLOGY460 GeneralEcology, and STAT301 Introduction to Statistical Methods orequivalent under college and university requirements.

    SPECIALIZATIONS WITHIN THE MAJORSPECIALIZATION 1: CULTURAL AND HISTORICLANDSCAPESCode Title CreditsLANDARC677 Cultural Resource Preservation and

    Landscape History3

    Select one of the following: 3FOLKLORE320 Folklore of WisconsinFOLKLORE439 FoodwaysFOLKLORE/LIS490

    Field Methods and the PublicPresentation of Folklore

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    FOLKLORE/ANTHRO/MUSIC/THEATRE539

    The Folklore of Festivals andCelebrations

    FOLKLORE540 Local Culture and Identity in theUpper Midwest

    Select one of the following: 3-4HISTORY201 The Historian's Craft

    orHISTORY403 Immigration and Assimilation in American HistorySelect one of the following: 3-4

    ANTHRO/AMERIND 353

    Indians of the Western Great Lakes

    ANTHRO/AMERIND 354

    Archaeology of Wisconsin

    ANTHRO/AMERIND 431

    American Indian Folklore

    AMERIND250 Indians of WisconsinAMER IND/LSC444

    Native American EnvironmentalIssues and the Media

    ANTHRO/AMERIND/BOTANY474

    Ethnobotany

    AMER IND/C&ESOC/SOC 578

    Poverty and Place

    Select one of the following: 3ARTHIST/ANTHRO/DS/HISTORY/LANDARC264

    Dimensions of Material Culture

    ARTHIST449 Topics in Architectural HistoryARTHIST457 History of American Vernacular

    Architecture and LandscapesARTHIST/DS/HISTORY464

    Dimensions of Material Culture

    Select one of the following: 3-4GEOG301 Geography of Social OrganizationGEOG/URBRPL305

    Introduction to the City

    GEOG/ENVIRST309

    People, Land and Food:Comparative Study of AgricultureSystems

    GEOG342 Geography of WisconsinGEOG/C&ESOC/ENVIRST434

    People, Wildlife and Landscapes

    GEOG501 Space and Place: A Geography ofExperience

    URBRPL711 Planning for Food Systems andMarketplaces

    Total Credits 18-21

    SPECIALIZATION 2: ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNINGCode Title CreditsECON101 Principles of Microeconomics 4SOC/C&ESOC210 Survey of Sociology 3-4

    orSOC/C&ESOC211

    The Sociological Enterprise

    GEOG/URBRPL305 Introduction to the City 3-4

    orURBRPL590 Contemporary Topics in Urban and RegionalPlanning

    C&E SOC/URB R PL617

    Community Development 3

    Select one of the following: 3-4URBRPL/ENVIRST668

    Green Politics: Global Experience,American Prospects

    F&WECOL/ENVIRST515

    Natural Resources Policy

    ECON/URB R PL449

    Government and Natural Resources

    Select one of the following: 3-4REAL EST/URB RPL 306

    The Real Estate Process

    REAL EST/URB RPL 420

    Urban and Regional Economics

    AAE/ECON/ENVIRST343

    Environmental Economics

    Total Credits 19-23

    SPECIALIZATION 3: ECOLOGICAL RESTORATIONCode Title CreditsBOTANY400 Plant Systematics 4

    orBOTANY401 Vascular Flora of WisconsinBOTANY/F&WECOL455

    The Vegetation of Wisconsin 4

    LANDARC353 Landscape ArchitecturalTechnology I

    3

    LANDARC668 Restoration Ecology 3Select one of the following: 3-4

    ENVIRST/BOTANY/F&WECOL/ZOOLOGY651

    Conservation Biology

    GEOG/ENVIRST339

    Environmental Conservation

    ENVIRST/F&WECOL/ZOOLOGY360

    Extinction of Species

    Select one of the following: 2-3AGRONOMY/BOTANY/SOILSCI370

    Grassland Ecology

    LANDARC/ENVIRST361

    Wetlands Ecology

    SOILSCI/PLPATH323

    Soil Biology

    ZOOLOGY/ENVIRST315

    Limnology-Conservation of AquaticResources

    LANDARC399 Coordinative Internship/CooperativeEducation

    1-8

    orLANDARC699 Special Problems-Landscape Architecture

    Total Credits 20-29

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    UNIVERSITY DEGREE REQUIREMENTSTotal Degree To receive a bachelor's degree from UWMadison,

    students must earn a minimum of 120 degree credits.The requirements for some programs may exceed 120degree credits. Students should consult with their collegeor department advisor for information on specific creditrequirements.

    Residency Degree candidates are required to earn a minimum of 30credits in residence at UWMadison. "In residence" meanson the UWMadison campus with an undergraduatedegree classification. In residence credit also includesUWMadison courses offered in distance or onlineformats and credits earned in UWMadison StudyAbroad/Study Away programs.

    Quality ofWork

    Undergraduate students must maintain the minimumgrade point average specified by the school, college, oracademic program to remain in good academic standing.Students whose academic performance drops belowthese minimum thresholds will be placed on academicprobation.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    1. Integrate social, cultural, ecological and technological dimensions insolving novel problems concerning the conservation or management ofsustainable natural and cultural landscapes.

    2. Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to explore ideas andsynthesize information, both independently and in collaboration withinterdisciplinary team members.

    3. Demonstrate competence and critical judgment in applying theintellectual and technical skills necessary for site and landscape-scalenatural and cultural resource conservation planning and management; inparticular the skills of: site inventory and analysis, spatial and temporalanalysis; geographic information systems; programming; synthesis;communication; implementation; and evaluation.

    4. Understand, apply and evaluate the principles, theories and recentresearch findings underlying at least one of the following fields oflandscape studies, in particular cultural and historic landscapes,environmental planning, and ecological restoration.

    5. Demonstrate advanced communication skills, including visual, verbal,and written presentation skills.

    6. Be able to perform as a member of a public or private natural orcultural resources conservation or preservation office or agency.

    FOUR-YEAR PLAN

    FOUR-YEAR PLANSAMPLE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE FOUR-YEARPLANBACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREEFreshmanFall Credits Spring CreditsLANDARC210 4 LANDARC211 4LANDARC2501 3 MATH113 3

    CHEM108 5 BOTANY/BIOLOGY130 5MATH112 3 COMM A Course 3First Year Seminar 1 Electives3 3

    16 18

    Total Credits 34

    SophomoreFall Credits Spring CreditsBiological ScienceCourse

    5 LANDARC260 3

    SOILSCI301 4 BOTANY/ENVIRST/ZOOLOGY260, 455, or460

    3-4

    Electives 6 Math / Statistics Course 3 Electives 6

    15 15-16

    Total Credits 30-31

    JuniorFall Credits Spring CreditsLandscape ArchitectureCore Elective Courses

    6 LANDARC/ENVIRST/SOILSCI695

    3

    Specialization Courses 6 ENVIRST/GEOG127 5Elective Course 3 Specialization Course 3 Elective Course 4

    15 15

    Total Credits 30

    SeniorFall Credits Spring CreditsLANDARC691(Capstone)

    4 Specialization Course 3

    Specialization Courses 6 Elective Courses 12Elective Courses 6

    16 15

    Total Credits 31

    1 Must be taken during semester shown to stay on track.2 Electives must be chosen to include completion of UW and CALS

    requirements. See Requirements tab for details.

    ADVISING AND CAREERS

    Students are assigned to a faculty advisor once they declare the major.Prospective students should contact the academic coordinator, DebiGriffin (dagriffin@wisc.edu, 608-263-7301) for more information.

    This major is of particular interest to students interested in ecologicalrestoration and preservation and environmental planning. It preparesstudents for graduate work in such fields as restoration ecology,landscape architecture, urban and regional planning, architecture, law,environmental studies, and environmental design.

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    PEOPLE

    PROFESSORSGilmore, Harrington, Howell, Silbernagel

    ASSOCIATE PROFESSORSBart, Dennis

    ASSISTANT PROFESSORThorleifsdottir

    FACULTY ASSOCIATESFlohr, Kelly

    SENIOR LECTURERSHadley, Steiner

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