We encourage students to practice critical thinking, creativity, analysis, and practical understanding. As a result, our graduates are prepared to serve as design and planning leaders around the world, helping communities increase their resilience in a rapidly changing economic, social, and ecological context.
We offer a variety of degrees to meet students’ various educational and career goals, preparing them to be leaders in landscape architectural and environmental planning practice, research, or related fields.
At the undergraduate level, we offer a four-year program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in landscape architecture. This program offers both a liberal arts oriented and pre-professionaleducation. We also offer several undergraduate minor programs that are available to all majors at UC Berkeley, including minors in sustainable design, and the history and theory of landscape architecture and environmental planning. At the graduate level, we offer a Master of Landscape Architecture (a professional degree requiring two or three years, depending on the student’s incoming background), with the option to specialize in Environmental Planning, and a Ph.D. in landscape architecture and environmental planning.