Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Improve Outdoor Spaces

Turn your creative vision into living reality. Apply creativity, innovation and an understanding of natural and social systems to design outdoor spaces that are as attractive as they are functional and sustainable. The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture combines education and practice, planning and creative design in a four-year degree. Position yourself as a key player in the way that our cities, suburbs, rural and wilderness areas are planned, designed, integrated and managed, to improve the outdoor spaces we enjoy.

Landscape Architecture at U of G is the only accredited BLA program of its kind in Canada. Be inspired, 24-hours a day, by access to extensive design space, a 162-hectare Arboretum, and learn from the accomplished faculty within the program.

Practical, hands-on learning in the shape of work in the field, studio projects and international exchange opportunities ensure that your theoretical ideas are practiced in reality, before  you head out to succeed in the working world. You will also be prepared for the appropriate designation: The Landscape Architecture program is fully accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Council (LAAC) of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, meeting the educational requirements for entry into the professional associations of landscape architects across Canada, North America and abroad.

Your First Year

Semester 1 Semester 2

Design and Communications Studio

Humans in the Natural World

History of Cultural Form I

One elective

One of: Anthropology; Philosophy; Psychology; Sociology

Design Studio

Planting Design

Materials and Techniques

Philosophy of the Environment

One elective

Curious about courses in your second, third or fourth year? Check out the Undergraduate Calendar

Sample Careers

  • Landscape architect
  • Urban design/Community design Facilitator
  • Environmental design and remediation consultant
  • Resort, destination and attractions designer

Background Information Form (BIF)

Students are required to submit a Background Information Form (BIF) as part of their application to the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program. The BIF deadline is March 1, 2018. The BIF will be available commencing December 1, 2017.

Estimated Cutoff Ranges

Admission is determined through a combination of academic grades and the Background Information Form (BIF). See above.


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For More Information

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University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1