Degrees & Programs

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Auburn Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

The mission of the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) degree is to equip students with the tools of landscape architecture and to prepare them to contribute meaningfully to society as designer-citizens.

Our undergraduate program allows students to spend all eight semesters of their undergraduate career in a studio-focused curriculum. The BLA has been built upon the solid foundation of our Graduate Landscape Architecture Program, and we enjoy introducing undergraduate students to the focus areas of landscape practice that distinguish our curriculum, student work, and faculty research:

Fieldwork, landscape advocacy, design excellence and the expanded field permeate our curriculum, culminating in the synthetic final year of the undergraduate program, when students typically participate within the Alabama Lab.

Public Accreditation Information

The Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) is the agency responsible for the accreditation of professional degree programs that lead to licensure in the field.  With the Fall 2021 launch of Auburn’s Undergraduate Program in Landscape Architecture, the program will not be eligible to apply for accreditation until one year after the first group of graduates, which will fall within the 2025/2026 academic year. As a point of context, Auburn’s Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture has been accredited since its inception and we are optimistic that our efforts in the Undergraduate Program will result in the same outcome. If the program is successful in its pursuits of accreditation in the 2025-2026 academic year, then accreditation will apply to any 2024 or 2025 graduates as well.