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Undergraduate Programs

The UP College of Architecture offers two (2) undergraduate programs: Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Bachelor in Landscape Architecture.

Bachelor in Landscape Architecture

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) degree is a 4-year undergraduate program that involves the planning, design, management, and nurturing of the natural and built environment, especially of outdoor spaces. For the past 50 years, it has served to educate students, in the undergraduate level, on the practice of landscape architecture as a vital service […]

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Bachelor of Science in Architecture

The discipline of architectural studies thus necessitates that the architecture student be conversant in the three educational domains of arts and humanities, social sciences and philosophy, and mathematics and the sciences within the specifics of the discipline. Within the major architectural design courses these are brought to the student as differing approaches through these three […]

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Bachelor in Landscape Architecture

Bachelor in Landscape Architecture

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) degree is a 4-year undergraduate program that involves the planning, design, management, and nurturing of the natural and built environment, especially of outdoor spaces. For the past 50 years, it has served to educate students, in the undergraduate level, on the practice of landscape architecture as a vital service component in the design and construction industry, alongside architecture, interior design, engineering, and other allied disciplines. The program leads to a degree in landscape architecture which includes courses in landscape design and research, design communication, history and theory, professional practice, planning and urban design, landscape technology and utilities, together with courses on math, sciences, and required electives.

Since its initial offering in 1971, the BLA program has undergone revisions and enhancement to ensure relevance in the applications of new technology and signify its role in educating future Landscape Architects to become leaders who are equipped to address and provide solutions not only to design issues but also global and local environmental problems. Moreover, it aims to create responsive, visionary, and innovative landscape architectural designs, embodying a sense of values and nationalism for the people, culture and the environment.

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

The discipline of architectural studies thus necessitates that the architecture student be conversant in the three educational domains of arts and humanities, social sciences and philosophy, and mathematics and the sciences within the specifics of the discipline. Within the major architectural design courses these are brought to the student as differing approaches through these three domains. Thus the architecture student is holistic and interdisciplinary in orientation.

In addition, the discipline of architecture allows its students to be both holistic and focused in view such that both macro- and micro-levels of the comprehension of ideas and issues are engaged in simultaneously. This significant quality of the architecture student arises from the unique requirements of the discipline which the student brings to the understanding of other disciplines.                

The College hones its students based on the studio and laboratory courses in their architectural major subjects. By the end of their stay in the College, the students are expected to earn the following abilities, skills and knowledge:

  • adequately prepared to proceed to varied fields of architectural practice
  • equipped with proper insight and knowledge on artistic, psychological, and philosophical theories behind architecture, culture, and climate
  • competent in developing cost-effective, energy-efficient, and market-responsive building systems
  • considerate of climate in the design process
  • considerate of how architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and planning relate to social issues and national concerns
  • aware and responsible in using building laws, architectural services, finance, civics, taxation, and land reforms
  • flexible in the different forms of visual communication skills