Landscape Architecture

Why study Landscape Architecture at Dal?

Get a hands-on approach to landscape and design

When you study Landscape Architecture at Dalhousie's Agricultural Campus in Truro, N.S., you'll learn scientific concepts and horticulture and design principles. Guided by experienced faculty members, you'll also learn how to apply these principles to the creation of innovative, sustainable residential neighbourhoods, parks, conservation areas, historic sites and more.

Degree overview

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Technology, BTech
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture
Department: Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences
Campus: Agricultural Campus, Truro
Program Length: 4 years
Program Start: September

What will I learn?

Core courses will prepare you for work in professional settings, including the ability to analyze and design projects that meet landscape standards of functionality, construction, efficiency, sustainability and aesthetic value. You'll also develop the skills to build the maps, models, and images used in professional portfolios and presentations. Additional courses will cover topics such as forest management and ecohydrology, helping you develop a thorough understanding of this exciting industry.

Sample courses:

  • Ecohydrology
  • Arboriculture
  • Watershed Planning

Visit the Academic Calendar to view degree options and course details.

Download the Landscape Architecture Factsheet [PDF -1.5Mb]

Careers and future study

You'll enter a field where your skills and knowledge are in high demand. The Atlantic Provinces Association of Landscape Architects (APALA) and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) have both identified a growing need for landscape architects, technicians and their combined services.

Sample employers include: 

  • private design firms
  • enviromental stewardship organizations
  • non-government organizations
  • government agencies
  • parks and recreation design and planning

Future studies at Dalhousie could include the BEDS/MArch program in the School of Architecture or the MPlan program in the School of Planning.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate admission requirements vary based on your previous education and your intended program of study at Dalhousie. Learn about our admissions requirements, book a campus tour, or connect with an advisor if you have questions about your eligibility for admission.

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