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Applicable Terms

Major

Fall 2013
Fall 2014

Landscape Architecture

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

Selection to all majors is competitive. Cal Poly continues to have more qualified applicants than available new student spaces. All students must declare a major when submitting their application. Cal Poly comprehensively reviews all applications as we look for students who have strong academic records and are active in and outside the classroom. Beyond the basic qualifications for the California State University, Cal Poly considers other factors for admission and does so in an objective format. In fact, it is impossible to predict a candidate’s chances of admission by looking at the academic record alone. That is why when we review your application, we consider:

  • Number of units completed
  • Your intended program of study (the major to which you are applying)
  • Completion of CSU and Cal Poly program required coursework with a grade of ‘C’ or better.
  • General Education or IGETC courses
  • Academic performance in your classes (GPA)
  • Your extracurricular and work experience as specified on the Application for Admission.

All transfer applicants must have a minimum of 60 transferable semester (90 quarter) units completed prior to transfer. For Fall Term admission, applicants must have the coursework completed no later than the end of the previous Spring Term.

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSEWORK CONSIDERATIONS RELEVANT TO UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS:

Applicants will receive consideration for any General Education courses completed, but those who have all G.E. (General Education Breadth) or IGETC (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum) completed will receive maximum consideration in this category. “Completion” refers to:

Completion of the CSU lower-division GE requirements—39 units
Or
Completion of IGETC—37 units—including the graduation requirements in History (Area 4F) & Political Science, Government & Legal Institutions (4H).

Note: If your current institution does not have a G.E. Breadth or IGETC curriculum, reference Cal Poly’s General Education curriculum: http://previouscatalogs.calpoly.edu/2011cat/ge.pdf

COURSES IMPORTANT FOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAJOR:

Courses listed below are important in applying to this major and you maximize (but not guarantee) your chance of selection. Fall Term applicants must complete these units by the Spring, not Summer, preceding their term of enrollment to receive consideration in the admission selection process.

Courses listed in bold are required for selection to this major. You will not be competitive in the selection process without them! Completing all listed courses, again, maximizes your competiveness in the selection process, but doesn’t guarantee selection.

NOTE: Use www.assist.org to identify the articulation (course equivalencies) between Cal Poly and California Community Colleges for these courses. Out-of-state and four-year transfer students may have to compare their catalog course descriptions with Cal Poly’s catalog to identify the equivalent course content for these courses. Cal Poly is unable to evaluate transcripts prior to selection.

Fall Quarter 2013

English Composition Required
Critical Thinking Required
Speech Required

A course or courses that articulates with:

MATH 118/Pre-Calculus Algebra and MATH 119/Pre-Calculus Trig

Required

A course that articulates with:
BOT 121/General Botany or BIO 114/Plant Diversity & Ecology

Required

Major Related Courses 1*
Courses that articulate with:
ARCH 217/History of World Architecture: Prehistory - Middle Ages
Or
ARCH 218/History of Architecture: Middle Ages - 18th century
Or
ARCH 219/History of Architecture: 18th century - Present

Desired

Major Related Courses 2*
Courses that articulate with:
EHS 231/Plant Materials I and
EHS 232/Plant Materials II

Desired

Major Related Courses 3*
A course that articulates with:
EDES 101/Introduction to Architecture and Environmental Design

Desired

*These courses correspond to the Major Related section of the Application for Admission for this major.

Please Note: All information is subject to change without prior notice.

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