College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Bachelor of Science - Landscape Architecture

Connection to the land is one of the most fundamental relationships defining human life. Landscape architecture is the design, planning and management of the land. It works at all scales, from small gardens up through entire regions. It is intimately associated with natural systems and with human experience of the environment.

Our landscape architecture curriculum prepares students to work in private practice, for government agencies and in academia. They design residences, subdivisions, shopping centers, mixed-use developments, college campuses, greenways, parks and any other project that requires design and planning of land. It is important that they know about soils, topography, water, plants, wildlife, and other natural phenomena. Just as critically, they need to understand how to create places that people enjoy and that help communities come together.

Landscape architects work with other professionals – architects, engineers, planners, interior designers, builders, contractors, developers, real estate brokers and marketers. They interact with elected and appointed public officials. They have to be able to understand the needs of all these groups and they have to be able to communicate in a variety of media.

Landscape architecture exists at the intersection of art and science. Good landscape architecture projects bring people together by creating places that are sustainable and beautiful. They provide recreation, solve environmental problems, increase property values, improve transportation alternatives and build communities.

Landscape architects design the settings in which people spend their lives every day. Their work is important because it determines the most basic elements of everyone’s experience of their world.


The Landscape Architecture Program at N.C. A&T prepares a diverse student body to become leaders within the field of landscape architecture. Students are instilled with the theoretical, technical and life skills necessary to address the complex and continually changing ecological and social challenges of the 21st century associated with the design, conservation and management of landscapes. Educational emphasis is placed on developing creative and critical thinking skills, high moral character and ethical behavior, exposure to various geographies and cultures, and an independence of mind and freedom of spirit.


  1. Support a strong undergraduate program focusing on the development of sound thinking skills, personal vision, and high moral character and ethical behavior through exposure to the broad range of landscape architecture activities and technical skills.
  2. Recruit, retain and graduate high-caliber students in an effort to increase the diversity of leaders within the field of landscape architecture.
  3. Foster well-respected faculty within the University and broader academic setting, who have the support network and skills necessary to succeed in teaching, research, community service and creative works.
  4. Offer high quality facilities, technology, travel and internship opportunities, as a means to help ensure student success.
  5. Make positive contributions to the broader social and ecological context, and develop a respected visible reputation, through community service based research and teaching activities.


North Carolina A&T State University 
1601 E. Market St. 
Carver Hall, Room 207A 
Greensboro, NC 
(336) 285-2191