Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (B.L.A.)

Admission Requirements

Design outdoor spaces that improve life

  Engage in Meaningful Work

Lead projects that resolve significant social and environmental problems. Studio projects and engaging workshops help you understand the professional methods that ensure design success.

  National Accreditation

Join the only BLA program in Canada that is accredited by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA), recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and meets international requirements.

  Design in Your Own Studio Space

Enjoy the benefits of dedicated studio spaces where you can explore concepts and collaborate with classmates.

  Build Your Resume

Earn academic credit and build your professional portfolio through optional field trips, design competitions, an internship and creating design solutions for local community groups.

  School of Environmental Design and Rural Development

This program is offered and administered through the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD).

  Learn From the Best

BLA's award winning research and dedicated faculty will become your mentors and guide you toward your professional career.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Landscape Architecture?

With the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, you’ll graduate prepared to design communities, neighbourhoods, urban centres, play spaces and outdoor recreational areas anywhere in the world.

Here are just a few careers BLA program graduates can pursue:

  • Landscape Architect
  • Community Design Facilitator
  • Residential Garden Designer
  • Resort, Destination and Attractions Designer
  • Zoo Exhibit Designer

Why Landscape Architecture?

Landscape architects strive to establish a balance between our use and enjoyment of the land with the conservation and health of the environment. Learn all about the profession from instructors with green infrastructure expertise, digital design and land conservation experience through lectures, studio course, seminars and field trips.

As a landscape architect, you will create and improve natural and built environments using art, technology, natural systems and an understanding of human behaviour.

Students in the Landscape Architecture (BLA) program at the University of Guelph might also be interested in studying Horticulture or other majors.

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I decided to study at U of G because of the amazing landscape architecture program! I loved that it combines science and design, as well as being the only accredited undergraduate landscape architecture program in Canada. I had only heard good things about the community and culture here at Guelph.

Wafa Somji, Undergraduate Student
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
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I have always loved the outdoors and found construction and design very interesting. I was looking into architecture programs when a friend recommended I check out the landscape architecture program at the University of Guelph. From that day on, I was fascinated by the career and the program. The idea of being able to combine my passion for the outdoors and design to create outdoor spaces sounded like a dream job.

David DeBono, Undergraduate Student
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
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