|Students sell product at the weekly Augie Acres farmer's market. Students reshaped some property owned by the college and added leased lots from the city of Rock Island to create a community garden. Future plans include an orchard and edible rain garden.|
Augustana is affiliated with the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in offering a coordinated degree program through which a student can earn a B.A. from Augustana and a M.L.A. in Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois. The 3- 3 cooperative program normally requires three years of study at Augustana College followed by three years at the University of Illinois. The program is designed to integrate an undergraduate education with a professional education.
Students should major in geography at Augustana to be considered for admission to the University of Illinois Master of Landscape Architecture Program at the completion of three years at Augustana. During these ﬁrst three years participating students are expected to complete all general education requirements, a good distribution of preparatory course-work - including Biology 220 General Botany, 323 Plant Diversity, 326 Plant Ecology, 380 General Ecology, Geography 373 Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing, Physics 399 AutoCAD (directed study), Art 101 Drawing and 124 Design: Three-Dimensional, and a minimum of 92 semester hours applicable toward graduation.
Since all general education requirements for the Augustana degree together with the geography major must be completed before transferring to the University of Illinois, students interested in this coordinated degree program should meet with the advisor early in the ﬁrst year of study to plan a schedule of courses. Students should work closely with the advisor since completion of these requirements alone does not guarantee admission to the University of Illinois. Admission to the University is based on grade-point average (minimum 3.0), recommendations and test scores.
Students should initiate the application procedure in the fall term of their junior year. After satisfactorily completing one year of study at the University of Illinois and satisfying the Augustana graduation requirements, the student will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree by Augustana. Upon satisfactory completion of the requirements for the master's degree, the student will be awarded the degree of Master of Landscape Architecture by the University of Illinois.