The landscape minor offers students an opportunity to acquire an understanding of the use, management, history and interpretation of human interaction with the land. The minor will be especially important to students majoring in Environmental Studies, Geography, Water Resources Management, Real Estate and Business, but is not limited to these groups.


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Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate effectively in written, spoken, visual and digital modes.
  • Conduct and apply research in relevant precedents and historic traditions, including global and multicultural societies.
  • Demonstrate understanding of formal ordering systems.
  • Design sites, facilities and systems that respond to site and climate.
  • Design sites, facilities and systems which reflect basic life safety and accessibility issues.
  • Describe the basic principles of structural behavior and system selection and environmental control system design.
  • Describe the relationship between human behavior, the natural environment, and the built environment.
  • Explain the designer’s role in society and the means of carrying out that role through informed, responsible and ethical decision making.


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Minor in Landscape Studies


School of Architecture

The School of Architecture provides professional and continuing education in the design professions of architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, and design. In addition to addressing the theoretical and pragmatic aspects of general design education, the school focuses on important design issues facing Las Vegas, the state of Nevada, and the Southwest.


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The College of Fine Arts provides an academic experience that heightens awareness of the physical, intellectual, and cultural world while preparing students for professional employment and/or post-graduate study in their artistic area.