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Urban Landscapes

The certificate in urban landscapes curriculum expands basic knowledge of building and landscape design to address the role of plant life in the sustainable urban environment. Students who wish to pursue the certificate in urban landscapes are required to submit an application to the DAAP Student Affairs Office, 5470 Aronoff.

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Recognize the urban systems that support life and current issues in their sustainable development.
  • Recognize the favorable conditions for urban landscape restoration and improved quality of life.
  • Describe the role of plant life in the urban landscape’s social, economic, and ecological functions.
  • Apply the basic principles of sustainable landscape design and construction to the development of an urban site.

Degree: Undergraduate Certificate

Duration: 2.0 Years

Location: Uptown Campus West

Contact Information:

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
DAAP Student Affairs
DAAP Admissions
PO Box 210016
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016
(513) 556-1376

Admission Requirements

Freshman applicants, please visit the Admission Requirements page for more information.

Freshmen applying to this program should also have completed the following college-preparatory subjects:

  • 4 units of English
  • 4 units of math
  • 3 units of science
  • 5 units of electives*

*Elective units must include one or any combination of foreign language, fine arts, business, career-technical education, family and consumer sciences, technology, agricultural education or additional core courses not otherwise required.

Application Deadlines

Students should turn in the application to the DAAP Student Affairs Office, 5470 Aronoff.


Major Map Versions:
Urban Landscape Certificate 2019


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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