Landscape architecture is the art and science of making our environment more beautiful, useful, and healthy. The landscape architecture program takes aim at creating functional, human, and artistic environments by harmonizing the values of humans and nature. Therefore, the program in landscape architecture has an educational objective to teach the abilities needed in planning, design, construction, and management for various projects ranging from residential gardens to urban plazas to large-scale land development. Students participate in various activities and lectures to develop design skills and to learn the basics of natural science, social science, engineering, and aesthetics. Students study dendrology and plant ecology in spacious arboreta, and learn computer application skills with CAD, GIS programs, and new high-tech devices. In the undergraduate courses, students learn about basic theories and techniques required in landscape architecture. In the graduate courses, in-depth studies regarding landscape architecture are carried out by studying various landscape architectural theories and participating in practical projects.
After graduation, students can work as landscape architects designing parks, residential complexes, and resorts. Or as planners carrying out regional or land use planning. Graduates can also work as public officials dealing with administration works related to parks and landscape, and many of them become researchers or professors in various schools and research institutes.
- Landscape Planning and Design
- Historic Preservation
- Ecological Planning and Design
- Landscape History, Theory, and Criticism
- Landscape Restoration
- Environmental Aesthetics
- Integrated Environmental Design
- Geographic Information System (GIS)
- Visual Resource Management
- Landscape Ecology