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Landscape Architecture

administrative contact

Charles Yuill
phone: 304-293-5674

program contact

Charles Yuill
phone: 304-293-5674

Program Details

Program Description

Landscape Architecture is the design and planning profession that applies both art and science to achieve the best use of land. Landscape architects design the setting for a variety of land uses ranging from residential to industrial development while providing stewardship for the natural environment. The profession has a special commitment to improving the quality of urban and rural life. Students acquire hand and computer graphic skills, study design theory and site engineering and apply the knowledge to a series of environmental design projects.

Career Profile

Employment opportunities for landscape architects exist in multidisciplinary planning and design firms and with the federal government in the Departments of Agriculture, Defense or Interior. About one of every six landscape architects is self-employed.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Landscape Architecture major is accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board of the American Society of Landscape Architects.