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The most common dual degree between landscape architecture and design studies is the MLA with the MDes in Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology.

MLA I and MDes ULE Concurrent Degree
7 semesters (3 ½ years)

First Term (MLA I first term core)

GSD 1111        Pre-Term Workshop (August) (0 units)
GSD 1111        Landscape Architecture I (studio) (8 units)
GSD 2141        Landscape Representation I (4 units)
GSD 4141        Histories of Landscape Architecture I (4 units)
GSD 6141        Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies I (4 units)

Second Term (MLA I second term core)

GSD 1112        Pre-Term Workshop (January) (0 units)
GSD 1112        Landscape Architecture II (studio) (8 units)
GSD 2142        Landscape Representation II (4 units)
GSD 4142        Histories of Landscape Architecture II (4 units)
GSD 6142        Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies II (4 units)

Third Term (MLA I third term core)

GSD 1211        Pre-Term Workshop (August) (0 units)
GSD 1211        Landscape Architecture III (studio) (8 units)
GSD 2241        Landscape Representation III (4 units)
GSD 3241        Theories of Landscape as Urbanism (4 units)
GSD 6241        Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies III (4 units)

Fourth Term (MLA I fourth term core)

GSD 1212        Pre-Term Workshop (January) (0 units)
GSD 1212        Landscape Architecture IV (studio) (8 units)
GSD 3242        Theories of Landscape Architecture (4 units)
GSD 6242        Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies IV (4 units)
Electives          Distributional electives* or electives (4 units)

Fifth Term (MDes ULE first term core + option studio/electives)
Studio option* (8 units)
GSD 4115        History and Theory of Urban Interventions (4 units)
GSD 7241        Practices of Landscape Architecture (4 units)
GSD 9661        Proseminar in Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology (4 units)
Electives          Distributional electives** or electives (4 units)
or
Studio option* (8 units)
GSD 4115        History and Theory of Urban Interventions (4 units)
GSD 7241        Practices of Landscape Architecture (4 units)
GSD 9661        Proseminar in Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology (4 units)
GSD 9341        Preparation of Design Thesis Proposal in Landscape Architecture (4 units)

Sixth Term (MDes ULE second term core + option studio/electives)
Studio option* (8 units)
GSD 9644        Research Methods in Landscape Architecture (4 units)
Electives          Distributional electives** or electives (8 units)
or
GSD 9342        Design Thesis in Landscape Architecture (12 units)
GSD 9644        Research Methods in Landscape Architecture (4 units)
Electives          Distributional electives** or electives (4 units)

Seventh Term (MDes ULE thesis/project + electives)
GSD 9305        MDes Thesis or Final Project (8 units)
Electives          Distributional electives** or electives (12 units)

* A minimum of one studio option must be taken from those offered by the Department of Landscape Architecture.

** Distributional electives must be taken from two fields of study, to be selected from a list of approved courses issued by the department each year indicated as follows: 4 units of electives in landscape architecture representation, history, or theory; and 4 units of electives in ecologies or technologies.

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