The Minor in Landscape Architecture provides the flexibility of complementing a student’s major with an area of specialization. Taking a minor in the School of Architecture is a unique opportunity for a student to stimulate his or her imagination and learn creative approaches to problem solving.

The minor provides students with the ability to integrate the ecological and cultural dimensions of landscape architecture into their course of study. Studies are about repairing and sustaining natural systems in cities, about the history of human settlements, places, and gardens in urban landscapes, and about the cultural and aesthetic meanings of landscape architecture design. This is an excellent emphasis for students in environmental studies, civil engineering, planning and anthropology. This minor is not available to architecture majors.


Following is the program curriculum for the 2024-2025 Academic Year. For the full course catalog, please consult the online USC Catalogue archive.

The USC Catalogue is the document of authority for all students. The program requirements listed in the USC Catalogue supersede any information which may be contained in any bulletin of any school or department. The university reserves the right to change its policies, rules, regulations, requirements for graduation, course offerings and any other contents of this catalogue at any time.


    Students in good academic standing who have completed their freshman year are eligible. Non-architecture students must obtain written approval from their academic unit in order to take a 500-level course. For more information, contact an Architecture Academic Advisor, archadvs@usc.edu.


    The Minor in Landscape Architecture consists of three required courses (10 units) and a minimum of 10 units of upper division courses.