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The landscape architecture program offers an accredited professional five-year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (B.L.A.) degree. As one of the approximately 60 professional programs in landscape architecture in the United States and Canada that are accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board, North Dakota State University landscape architecture is the only program in the region. In the first year of study, the pre-landscape architecture curriculum addresses the understanding of the environment and our impact on nature. In addition to meeting General Education and departmental requirements, students take three environmental design courses (ENVD) comprised of a lecture course, a drawing course and a design fundamentals course. Beginning at the sophomore level, through a selective admissions process, students become landscape architecture majors. Studio courses are limited to a maximum of 16 students to maintain a high level of student-faculty contact. The landscape architecture program is based on a studio model of education providing high contact hours between students and their professors as they learn problem solving techniques and design methodologies. The primary focus is on design thinking, students engaging in individual and group projects that represent a wide array of design challenges. In this studio format, students have opportunities for public service projects requiring real world solutions benefiting both the students and the ethical requirements of outreach within the profession. Other courses in the curriculum include the history of landscape architecture, grading and drainage, materials and methods, and professional ethics and practices. The program emphasizes the importance of critical thinking, the communication of ideas through writing, public presentation of models, drawings, renderings and computer animation. Field trips, a lecture series, invited outside professionals and a laptop computer requirement in the second year help
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JANUARY, AUGUST
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Qualification
Bachelor Degree
Duration
10 Semesters

South Dakota State University

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South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive higher education institution. It is the state’s largest and best university with university’s most comprehensive range of academic offerings, there’s no better place for the students to explore everything from aerospace to zoology. SDSU provides hands on learning with internship opportunities, study abroad experiences and the experiential learning todays students seek. The university’s mission as an 1862 land grant institution remains the same, to be a beacon of opportunity, providing access to higher education, championing the creation of knowledge and understanding, and continuously expanding the University’s reach.
South Dakota State University offers more than 200 academic programs. Students can choose from 82 majors, 35 specializations, 94 minors, 36 master’s degree programs, 15 Ph.D. programs and two professional doctorates. The university also offers courses at various off campus sites as well as undergraduate and graduate programs online through the Office of Continuing and Distance Education. It remains fully committed both to the historic mission and to meeting new challenges as they arise. The university campus is home to more than 1000 international students from 91 countries. University strives to set the standard in today’s highly competitive world of higher education, while anticipating and planning for what tomorrow may require as well.
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Brookings Campus - South Dakota State University

1026, 9th Avenue Brookings, SD 57006, United States

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Located in eastern South Dakota along Interstate 29, Brookings is a town of about 23,000. Less than an hour from the state’s largest city of Sioux Falls, our safe, family-friendly community thrives on offering big-city amenities while maintaining its small-town feel. Residents enjoy clean and well-maintained roads and city parks, a variety of locally owned shops and restaurants, a short commute time within the city, and plentiful career opportunities in a growing job market. The dynamic between Brookings and the University creates a mutually beneficial relationship complemented by the energy of students and campus programming – athletics, arts, and more – and the student-friendly, off-campus opportunities for entertainment, employment and service.