The field of landscape architecture is a multidisciplinary profession that weaves design, environmental systems and sustainability, construction knowledge as well as land and water conservation together to influence place making and create designed outdoor living spaces. The Landscape Architecture Certificate is a rigorous 3 year evening and weekend program sequence tailored for the working person. The curriculum provides design methodology, technical knowledge and land stewardship which is applied to actual sites within the Los Angeles area. UCLA Extension's Landscape Architecture program curriculum is approved by the California Architects Board Landscape Architects Technical Committee to meet the education requirements for licensure in California. Landscape architects practice in private firms, multidisciplinary firms, park agencies, city and urban planning offices, natural resource planning agencies and offices, as well as many other fields. Our classes are taught by practicing landscape architects as well as industry professionals providing a unique educational experience and perspective from those who not only 'talk the talk, but also walk the walk.'
The Landscape Architecture Certificate at UCLA Extension is a graduate level program, therefore students must earn a "c+" or better in each course and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or greater to successfully complete the program.
Establishing candidacy in the certificate program is required in order to receive the certificate. Students must establish candidacy prior to enrolling in the second quarter of the program. As a candidate, students will have exclusive access to a set of resources & benefits including:
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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