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.
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.
- Watershed Planning
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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.
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.