About the Program

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) professional degree conferred by the College of Architecture + the Built Environment at Jefferson is accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accrediting Board (LAAB).

For Comprehensive Tuition, Board Rates & Fees, please see the Undergraduate Tuition and Fees section of the Student Accounts website.

Included in the comprehensive cost is use of the Paul J. Gutman Library, student center, gymnasium and athletic fields; admission to all on-campus athletic events and cultural programs, and subscriptions to student publications.

For more information, visit the East Falls Campus Office of Financial Aid website, or call 215-951-2940. 

Student Demographics

The BLA program currently has 16 students enrolled (Fall 2019); 37% female and 15% students of color.

Length of Program

The 4-year BLA program takes 8 semesters, or 4 years to complete. Learn about the BLA curriculum.

Graduation & Retention Rates

Our BLA curriculum requires 8 semesters to complete the degree (4-year curriculum) 90-95% of students complete their degree within the specified time frame.

Our retention rate, as reported by Director of Institutional Research, has been 100%--this is retention rate is calculated at the university level and not specific to retention within the landscape architecture program. While some students leave the program, they find another major within the university. 

Student Progress & Achievement

Through service-learning design studios, the student design projects have positively impacted many neighborhoods in the City of Philadelphia. For example, the student work has attracted attention from the Philadelphia Planning commission’s plans for the neighborhood of West Park in West Philadelphia. The Ridge Allegheny Hunting Park Civic Association plans to implement one of the student’s proposed parks and a developer is interested in pursuing conceptual ideas for a community center for a vacant lot. The students also have the opportunity to apply for grants with faculty. One such grant was for art installations on Philadelphia’s many vacant lots. Another grant was for a green trail through the Germantown neighborhood.

During 2018-2019 the following Landscape Architecture Students won awards:

  • Rachel Meier, BLA ‘19, was named the PhilaU 2015 LAF Olmsted Student Scholar,
  • Rachel Meier ,BLA ‘19, received the 2019 ASLA “Honor” Award
  • Victoria Hochuli, BLA ‘19, received the 2019 ASLA “Merit” Award
  • Victoria Hochuli, BLA ‘19, received the 2019 OLIN Prize for best capstone project

Several upper level students have/had successful internships working for various private firms and the Philadelphia Water Department.

To request more information about the Landscape Architecture Program or to schedule a tour, please email Kimberlee Douglas, Director of Landscape Architecture, or call 215-951-0115.