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Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Admission Requirements

Program Benefits

 National Accreditation

Join the only BLA program in Canada that is accredited by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA).

 Integrate Your Interests

Experience a truly interdisciplinary program that combines science, art and math.

 Engage In Real Work

Final year students produce a comprehensive final design project solving a significant social and environmental problem.

 National Recognition

Study at one of Canada’s top 15 universities (ARWU, 2021).

 Learn From The Best

Learn from instructors with green infrastructure expertise, digital design and land conservation experience.

Career Pathways

Imagine making the planet better by your restoration planning of natural places like wetlands, stream corridors, mined areas and forested land, helping safeguard outdoor areas for future generations.

With the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, you can work as an environmental design and remediation consultant, community designer, or in other landscape-related fields as a graduate from this program. With your skills and hands-on experience, you’ll ultimately work with other professionals to plan, design and manage public spaces, corporate and institutional centres, and community areas.

Just a few career paths our graduates successfully pursue:

  • Digital Illustrator
  • Heritage Consultant
  • Landscape Architect with a private firm or public sector
  • Residential Garden Designer
  • Resort, Destination and Attractions Designer
  • Zoo Exhibit Designer
Cara Lozano, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

 Choosing the BLA program at U of G was an obvious decision for me. I love the opportunity to work with practiced landscape architects. The small program size also helps the student environment and allows for our professors to really get to know us.  

Cara Lozano
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Why Bachelor of Landscape Architecture?

Do your passions include design, visual arts, history, and natural and social sciences? Our landscape architecture degree may be your perfect match. You can make a long and significant impact on social health, safety, and welfare by leveraging your design expertise and your natural, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

Gain Hands-on Experience

You’ll work in collaborative, hands-on learning environments. You’ll build your own professional knowledge through the expertise shared with you by our accomplished research faculty and instructors who practice landscape architecture. In our uniquely positioned program, you’ll have the flexibility to entertain innovative ideas in topics like plants and their applications, digital landscape graphics, social factors in environmental design, cultural landscape, technical drawing, and the history of public spaces.

You can even study abroad for a semester and get course credit for work placements.

Program Statistics

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA)
4 Years
Length of program
fully accredited program of its kind in Canada
in student satisfaction - Maclean's Canadian Comprehensive University Rankings 2020
Studio access

Program Information

1Design and Communication StudioLARC*11000.75
1History of Cultural FormLARC*19500.50
2Foundational Design StudioLARC*20200.75
2Planting DesignLARC*22300.50
2Materials and TechniquesLARC*24200.50
2Philosophy of the EnvironmentPHIL*20700.50


For more information about the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (B.L.A.) program, please visit our 2022-2023 Academic Calendar

Last updated: September 12, 2022 09:46 EDT