Portfolio Application Process
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 Sustainable Environmental Design. After completing all of the lower-division preparatory coursework, students have the option of applying to the accredited Landscape Architecture major through the submission 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. 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.