Landscape Architecture

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at UMass Amherst provides Sustainable Solutions to Complex ProblemsWe educate outstanding students, serve diverse communities, and undertake influential scholarship. We seek to exemplify a new generation of professionals and educators who work collaboratively across disciplines and cultures.  This provides leadership to find regenerative, equitable and beautiful designs, spatial and social practices.

Welcome to the Landscape Architecture Community

The Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture is a studio-based, professionally-accredited degree that creatively engages the landscape visually, spatially, ecologically and culturally.  The field of landscape architecture prepares students to design beautiful and sustainable landscapes on a variety of scales, from residential gardens to regional-scale landscape planning.

To us, sustainable means strong, resilient ecosystems that will be able to adapt to climate change.  Sustainable means healthy for people as well as animals and plants.  Sustainable reduces resources used and the flow of wastes. Sustainable means equitable and inclusive of all ages, cultures, economic and social groups, and economically stable now and in the future.  And sustainable means design and planning that creates communities and their spaces that are beautiful, meaningful and engaging for the people who live in them.

UMass Get Hired! Career Fair Wednesday, 4/24

Get Hired 2024! All Majors Career Fair
Wednesday, April 24th 12:00-4:00pm
Campus Center Auditorium (bottom floor)

Who should attend?
Any student looking for a full-time job or summer internship. Most employers are looking for students ready to start a full-time …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Why take SOC BEHAV 250: College to Careers?

Earn Credit & De-Stress Your Career Planning!

Learn: How To Get Internships And Jobs
Build: Your Network
Create: a Polished Resume, Cover letter & LinkedIn Profile
Get: Expert Advice in a Student-Friendly Setting

Register for this highly useful and popular …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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SBS Undergraduate Research Symposium

The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium will showcase the research of SBS students from all 13 departments. The Symposium is an excellent opportunity for undergraduates to present the research they are engaged in as part of …

By Koni Denham
Koni Denham Director of Student Success - SBS
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The SBS Office of Career & Professional Development annually surveys graduating seniors in order to provide a snapshot of their post-graduation plans.  The survey begins just prior to graduation, and continues until six months after graduation.  Our data collection process is guided by the industry standard put forth by the National Association of Colleges & Employers, and includes information collected by the SBS Office of Career & Professional Development, the Office of Institutional Research at UMass Amherst, and by various academic departments, as well as from information that is made publicly available by students.  The SBS undergraduate outcomes knowledge rate for 2022 was 70%, though knowledge rate varies among departments.

The SBS Office of Career & Professional Development annually surveys graduating seniors in order to provide a snapshot of their post-graduation plans.  The survey begins just prior to graduation, and continues until six months after graduation.  Our data collection process is guided by the industry standard put forth by the National Association of Colleges & Employers, and includes information collected by the SBS Office of Career & Professional Development, the Office of Institutional Research at UMass Amherst, and by various academic departments, as well as from information that is made publicly available by students.  The SBS undergraduate outcomes knowledge rate for 2022 was 70%, though knowledge rate varies among departments.

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First Destination

SBS graduates pursue a range of plans after graduation, including employment, continuing education, and volunteering/service, among others.  This graph depicts what recent SBS graduates tell us they are doing within six months after graduation.