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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.
The BLA program currently has 13 students enrolled (Fall 2020); 46% female and 30% 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 experiential-learning design studios, the student projects have positively impacted many neighborhoods in the City of Philadelphia. For example, the students have designed and built a park with the community in the Mantua section of Philadelphia. The students have also had internships with Langan Engineering, local design firms as well as the Philadelphia Water Department to name a few. They also have the opportunity to work with Occupational Therapy and Population Health to understand the health impacts of the built environment.
The students also have many opportunities to apply for and receive grants with faculty. One such grant was to assist in the development of the toolkit for the Park in a Truck initiative and another was to train Park Ambassadors for the parks. The students are also guaranteed summer internships to work on the Park in a Truck initiative as long as they have a qualifying GPA.
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.