The BSLA uses a cohort advising structure– each year-level cohort has a faculty advisor assigned that follows the class fron the first-year all the way through the fourth-year of the curriculum. This method ensures year-level continuity with specifc advising that spans all members of each cohort.
- Students are encouraged to email advisors to set up appointments. Email is the official form of university communication.
- Any student that moves into a different cohort switches advisors to the year-level advisor of the cohort of which they moved into.
- Students may work with any advisor upon agreement with the faculty advisor.
Undergraduate Program Advisors:
- First Year: Class of 2024
Phil Pregill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Second Year: Class of 2023
Lee-Anne Milburn (email@example.com)
- Third Year: Class of 2022
Barry Lehrman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Fourth Year: Class of 2021
Rennie Tang (email@example.com)
ENV Student Success Coordinator
- Teresa Castaneda (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Students are encouraged to meet with Teresa for any general academic advising; Teresa is especially good with GE courses.
BSLA Curriculum and Road Map 2020-21 Academic Year
The BSLA Curriculum consists of 180 units:
99 core units
14 Required Support Units
3 Elective Units
68 GE Units
Semester Conversion Curriculum
Cal Poly Pomona is converting to a semester calendar from our existing quarter calendar in the fall of 2018 academic year. As a result, we have rebuilt our BSLA program to accomodate the semester model. The DRAFT curricular documents are provided below for reference only. These documents are still subject to change.
Begining in the Fall of 2018, the BSLA curriculum will become a 120 unit semester program:
- 48 GE Units
- 72 Core Ladscape Architecture Units
Transfer Placement Options:
- Minimum four year commitment with more time to build stronger design process, skill sets and professional skill sets- there is no rush to graduate.
- Time to complete two minor programs (depending on GE transfer units)
- Time to adjust to Cal Poly Pomona Landscape Architecture
- No Portfolio required
Second Year // Advanced Standing
- Minimum three year commitment
- Time to complete one , possibly two minor programs (depending on GE transfer units)
- Less time to adjust to Cal Poly Pomona Landscape Architecture
Second Year Placement // Advanced Standing Requirements
All transfer students that seek placement into the second-year of the program must meet the following minimum requirements:
6 Semester units of Design
- 2D design with an emphasis on design fundamentals;
- 3D design with an emphasis on site design and/or space planning;,
- Landscape Architecture or landscape design course with an emphasis on design fundamentals;
- Or design course as approved by LA department with portfolio support
6 semester units of graphic/visual communication
- Hand Graphics/Drawing- plan, section, perspective, sketching fundamentals, etc.;
- Digital Graphics including 3D modeling, Autocadand the Adobe Creative Suite; and
- Basic understanding of fundamentals of digital photography
3 semester units of Environmental Design Theory and/or History
- Can be from architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, world gardens, etc.
- All transfers seeking 2nd-year placement must submit a portfolio for faculty review. Any second-choice major from architecture can request their architecture portfolio be transferred from Architecture to Landscape Architecture.
All portfolios must include:
- 500 word statement of intent: What is Landscape Architecture and why am I interested?
- Design projects, minimum three examples
- Demonstration of basic software: Adobe CS, Autocad, basic Rhino or other 3D modeling software
- Demonstration of basic drawing types: plan, section, elevation, diagram, perspective, 3D modeling, analog/physical models
Email Department Coordinator Mr. Kris Penrose with questions (email@example.com)