Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Improve outdoor spaces.

Turn your creative vision into living reality. In landscape architecture, you will 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 only accredited program of its kind in Canada, you will combine your education and practice with planning and creativity. 

You will learn from accomplished faculty in extensive studio design space, available to you 24 hours a day, and the University's 162-hectare Arboretum is on your doorstep. Hands-on learning, studio projects and international exchange opportunities all ensure that your theoretical ideas are put into reality, and prepare you to succeed in the working world. You will be well prepared to position yourself as a key player in the way our cities, suburbs, rural and wilderness areas are planned, designed, integrated and managed. 

*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.

Sample First Year Courses

  • Design and Communications Studio
  • Humans in the Natural World
  • History of Cultural Form I
  • One of: Anthropology; Philosophy; Psychology; Sociology
  • Foundational Design Studio
  • Planting Design
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Philosophy of the Environment
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, 2020. The BIF will be available commencing December 1, 2019.

Estimated Cutoff Ranges

Admission is determined through a combination of grade 12 academic grades and the Background Information Form (BIF). See above.

Our students have worked on:

  • Toronto Beltline, A Smart-track Go Station Design; Toronto
  • Xianyu Wellness Resort; China
  • Mesopotamian Heritage Tourism Landscape Project; Hillah, Iraq
  • Resilient Landscapes (Barrier Bay); Carlisle Bay, Barbados
  • Winter Outside, Urban Playground; Edmonton
  • Riverfront Regeneration; Lisbon, Portugal
  • Jardin de Metis International Garden Festival in Grand Metis; Quebec
  • Kayanase Ecological Landscape Restoration; Six Nations 
  • Ebb & Flow, Reconnecting Iqaluit; Nunavut


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For More Information

For more information, check out the Program Spotlight on our website.

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