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  Departmental Honors Advisor:
  Dr. Bo Yang
  FAV 244, Ext. 70506
  Email: bo.yang@usu.edu


Eligibility for Acceptance:
Qualified students will have a cumulative USU GPA of at least 3.50 and will be a matriculated student in the upper-division courses of the major.

Program of Study:
The 15-credit requirement for Honors in LAEP is met by successfully completing contracts in the following courses:

  • 9-12 credits must be taken inside the department to include:
  • 3 credits Honors thesis to be completed through: LAEP 4120/4130 Emerging Areas in Landscape Architecture (2 credits) and LAEP 4900 Special Problems (1 credit)
  • 2 credits to be taken in Readings Seminars (LAEP 6910 and 6930)
  • The balance of Honors credits (3-6) may be taken outside the department, with the approval of the Departmental Honors Advisor

*Nothing lower than a B grade is acceptable in courses in which an Honors contract is being completed.
**Students who fail to complete a contract, once entered into with a faculty member, will be placed on academic probation for one semester.

Requirements for Completion of Degree:
The successful candidate will graduate with a cumulative USU GPA of 3.50 and a GPA of 3.5 in upper-division major requirements and Honors course work and will complete and present in a public forum an Honors thesis/project. Many students have found it helpful to relate the courses taken on Honors contract to the final thesis/project.

Upper Division LAEP courses eligible for Honors contract:
LAEP 3100 (5 cr.) Recreation and Open Space Planning and Design
LAEP 3120 (5 cr.) Residential Planning and Design
LAEP 3300 (4 cr.) Advanced Computer Applications in Landscape Architecture
LAEP 3500 (4 cr.) Planting Design I
LAEP 3610 (4 cr.) Landscape Construction II
LAEP 3700 (3 cr.) City and Regional Planning
LAEP 4100 (5 cr.) Urban Theory, Systems, and Design
LAEP 4120 (2 cr.) Emerging Areas in Landscape Architecture
LAEP 4130 (2 cr.) Emerging Areas in Landscape Architecture II
LAEP 6100 (5 cr.) Regional Landscape Planning
LAEP 4900 (1 cr.) Special Problems
LAEP 6910 (1 cr.) Reading Seminar I
LAEP 6930 (1 cr.) Reading Seminar II