What subject can a Landscape Architect major have a minor in?

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    Michelle Lim
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    Hi! I’m currently a sophomore in college and I’m planning on majoring in Landscape Architecture. I was just wondering what kind of minors would be relevant to the field? I’ve been told minoring in environmental science, plant science, etc. would be good, but I just want to know why and what all my options are.

    Thank you!

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    toby
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    Business.

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    Chris Whitted
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    Your options are pretty much limitless, depending on how YOU can make them relevant to the field, and what it is you want to do.  I had minors in computer science and Native American studies; I’ve used both in LA, though not necessarily on a regular basis.

    That said, I agree with Toby that business would be a really good one.  Horticulture, fine arts, anthropology, construction management, environmental science, geography, forestry… it’s a long list.  Kind of depends on what is offered by your school though.

    #153685

    Hello Michelle;

    I agree with Toby………………………….Business. In the beginning of your LA design career, business probably won’t be a big issue for you…..but, eventually it WILL. Either in the LA firm you are working for….OR, if you do like I did after 14 yrs…..go out on your own and establish your LA private practice. 

    There is so much to learn in running ANY type of business.  Taxes, hiring employees – equal opportunity regulations – payroll – profits & loss – liability coverage – overhead expenses – dealing with employee problems – employee benefits – marketing your business, writing design contracts, collections, etc.

    I was fortunate in that I learned a lot in the 13 yrs. I worked for a Dallas LA firm….but, looking back, a minor in BUSINESS would have been very beneficial to my LA career.

    Good Luck!

    Bob

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    Andrew Garulay, RLA
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    Business. agree with the others.

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    Wyatt Thompson, PLA
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    I have a secondary degree (more than a minor, but not a full degree) in environmental science. Program was good and I learned a lot, but business or construction science would probably be more applicable to my daily work.

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