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The Bachelor in Landscape Architecture (BLA) and M.S. in Geospatial Technology for Geodesign degree option (4+1) allows students to add graduate study in Geospatial Technology for Geodesign  to their work in the Landscape Architecture program. It also allows for an accelerated pathway towards the completion of the graduate degree.

Procedures and Important Information

  • Prior to the end of their junior year, BLA students must complete the following:
    • Meet with an advisor from the Landscape Architecture program
    • Submit an Intent to Apply form indicating a desire to enter the 4+1 degree
  • BLA students must complete a minimum of 120 unique undergraduate credits to receive their undergraduate degree. Elective credits earned above the number of 120 are used to complete the BLA degree and a maximum of 12 of those credits can be applied to the completion of the M.S. in Geospatial Technology for Geodesign program         
  • In order to complete the M.S. in Geospatial Technology for Geodesign in 16 calendar months, some courses may need to be taken out of sequence


Program Learning Goals

See the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and M.S. in Geospatial Technology for Geodesign catalog entries for Program Learning Goals for both programs.

Curriculum Sequence

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture students complete 9-12 graduate level Geospatial Technology for Geodesign credits in the BLA Landscape Architecture program.

Fall or Spring Semester (3rd Year of BLA)*

XXX Graduate course for Undergraduate (Free Elective)

3

 

Fall Semester (3rd Year of BLA)*

LARCH-515 Advanced GIS for Landscape Analysis (Elective) 3

 

Fall Semester (4th year of BLA)*

SDN-601 Sustainable Design Methodologies (Elective) 3

Total Credits: 9-12

Students complete the remainder of the M.S. in Geospatial Design for Geodesign program in 12 months for a total of 36 credits

Fall Semester

GEOD-600 3D Modeling for Geodesign 3
XXX Graduate Free Elective** 3

 

Spring Semester

GEOD-602 Geodesign Studio I 6
GEOD-616 Information Modeling 3
GEOD-617 Advanced GIS for Urban Planning and Development 3

 

Fall Semester

GEOD-605 Applied Geodesign Research Studio 6
GEOD-607 Explorations in Geodesign 3

 

Semester Credit Total: 9

Total Credits for M.S. in Geodesign: 36

* Denotes 3rd or 4th year in the BLA program (only M.S. in Geospatial Technology for Geodesign courses shown). See BLA program for details regarding the completion of that degree)

** This course required during the M.S. in Geospatial Technology for Geodesign program if not completed during the BLA program