Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
The Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning is forward thinking and progressive, presenting the first five year non-baccalaureate track to a Masters in Landscape Architecture and as well as to a Masters in Regional and Community Planning and more traditional post-baccalaureate tracks to each. Our online Master's of Science in Community Development is taught by an innovative consortium of universities in the Great Plains.
Professor Blake Belanger's presentation, Addressing Wicked Problems Using Creativity and Critical Thinking, in the March 2013 SPOTLIGHT K-State event demonstrates our faculty's enthusiasm for student learning.
Nationally recognized for our exemplary teaching, research, and top tier program, our students graduate as leaders – well accomplished in design communication, critical thinking, and creative problem solving. Landscape architecture is a growing profession with an increasing focus on evidence based design. Our dedicated and accomplished alumni are engaged in significant and satisfying work.
Historically strong in providing service to communities in Kansas, neighboring states, and other parts of the world, our program develops students as leaders with strong communication and critical thinking skills. Regional and community planning is one of the fastest growing professions in the country. Our dedicated and accomplished alumni are engaged in successful and satisfying practice in public and private offices. We are forward thinking and progressive, presenting the first five year non-baccalaureate track to a Masters in Regional and Community Planning as well as a more traditional post-baccalaureate track.
As a part of the Great Plains IDEA online program, the Community Development Program provides professional preparation for career development or advancement. We prepare graduates to address challenges faced by communities in the United States and other countries, particularly those in rural areas. Community Development graduates actively promote positive social, economic, cultural and environmental change and engage citizens in democratic decision making and action. A diverse faculty from several institutions teaches critical thinking, ethical consideration, careful planning and involvement of all stakeholders.
The minor in Community Planning is for students who wish to expand their knowledge of the processes of community planning and development.