The 36-credit certificate program provides graduates with the knowledge and skills in plant identification, design and site analysis required for entry-level positions in the landscape design/build field, or provides an additional skill set for those currently working in landscape maintenance.

Program Requirements: 36 credits

LAES-1035 Graphic Studio I
LAES-1120 Sustainability
LAES-1125 Intro to Design
LAES-2133 Design Studio I
LAES-2135 Site Engineering I
LAES-2247 Design Studio II
LAES-3125 Principles of Ecology
LAES-3134 Habitats
LAES-3215 History of Landscape Architecture
LAES-3260 Construction Materials

Students will also take 6 credits from the courses below   
LAES-2118 Woody Plant Identification II
LAES-2220 Woody Plant Identification I
LAES-3117 Herbaceous Plant Materials I
LAES-3217 Herbaceous Plant Materials II
LAES-3132 Dendrology

This program involves some chemistry and courses marked with * require experience and familiarity with computers and basic software packages.

This credit certificate is available as a stand-alone program and to all undergraduate degree students to complete as part of their studies, regardless of their majors. Students should consult with their academic advisor about how the certificate courses can fit into their individual academic and career plans.

Visit myDelVal to search for upcoming sections. Applicants for the ecological landscape design certificate should complete the Office of Continuing and Professional and Studies Application for Degree Candidacy form. Questions? Please contact Stephanie Morace at 215.489.2904 or

Department of Education Gainful Employment Information

Learn more about costs, financing and job prospects associated with this certificate.

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019 Ecological Landscape Design Certificate (PDF)