Program Format

Students must complete PSLD 6260, 6261, 6262, 6264, 6266, 6268, 6269, and 6270 with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Students must complete the program within five years of enrolling in the first course.

Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Landscapes
Delivery Schedule

1st Semester 2nd Semester 3rd Semester 4th Semster
PSLD 6260 (2 credits)

Intro to Sustainable Design
PSLD 6262 (3 credits)

Tools for Sustainable Design
PSLD 6268 (2 credits)

Sustainable Design Methods
PSLD 6266 (1 credit)

Ecological Restoration
PSLD 6265 (1 credit)

Native Plants
PSLD 6264  (2 credits)

Native Plants
PSLD 6269 (2 credits)

Sustenance and the Landscape
PSLD 6270 (3 credits)

Sustainable Design Charrette
PSLD 6261 (2 credits)

Ecology of the Built Environment
5 credits 5 credits 4 credits 4 credits

Key: Blue-Intensive Courses, Yellow-Plants Courses, Green-Online Courses

Key Learning Objectives

  • Design functional green infrastructure, including bio retention features, rain gardens and green roofs
  • Integrate urban and suburban agriculture in designed landscapes
  • Create living landscapes featuring biodiversity and wildlife habitat in urban and suburban settings
  • Identify ecosystems and native plant communities and their applications to design
  • Understand the value of connectedness to a healthy community, socially and ecologically