The Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, granted from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis is a four-year program. Transfer students can expect to attend UC Davis for three full academic years to complete the degree. The program is fully accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB), which reviews the program every 6 years, and certified by the State of California Board of Landscape Architects.
All students begin their studies by majoring in either Pre-Landscape Architecture, or the new Sustainable Environmental Design, until they have completed all of the lower division preparatory coursework and have been offered placement in the upper division Landscape Architecture major through a review of a portfolio application. The portfolio application process for the major has no bearing on admission to UC Davis – only on acceptance into the major.
The program accepts around 36 students into the Junior class each year. These students have completed all of the preparatory coursework needed to succeed in the major and in the profession. Students are expected to maintain a major GPA of 3.0 or above. Students who have a background in art or design can submit their portfolio application at any time and, while offered acceptance into the major, will still need to complete the preparatory courses before pursuing upper division coursework in Landscape Architecture.