Landscape architects design gardens, urban plazas, streetscapes, parks, resorts, trails,
golf courses, subdivisions and more. You will learn to develop detailed landscape
plans that are aesthetically pleasing, functional and compatible with the built and
Why landscape architecture at OSU?
As a landscape architecture student at OSU, you will play a critical role in the design
of outdoor space for the health, safety and well-being of individuals and their communities.
The design process involves creative expression that comes from an understanding of
the landscape context, natural systems, cultural systems and social dynamics. You
will learn to interpret, imagine, draw, conceptualize, synthesize and construct project
ideas that transform the landscape.
Graduates of the landscape architecture program will find many career sectors await
Campus and school sites
Hotels, resorts, golf courses
Neighborhood and community design
Parks and trails
Streetscapes and public spaces
Sustainable design and planning
$100KIN SCHOLARSHIPS TO UNDERGRAD STUDENTS
annually awarded by the OSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
In landscape architecture, you will have over 100 interactions with industry professionals
prior to graduation. This includes portfolio reviews, office visits and a design workshop
where you will work beside professionals to develop design concepts.
OSU has the only accredited undergraduate landscape architecture program in the state.
Accreditation assures employers that when you graduate, you’ll be prepared to meet
industry professional standards.
Hands-on learning is integrated in many courses, including real-world, community-based
design projects, construction labs, active learning at The Botanic Garden at OSU,
and tours of built works and professional offices. While all students are required
to complete a summer internship, many students take the opportunity to complete a
long-term six-month internship while earning credit toward graduation.