While an architect designs buildings, a landscape architect designs almost everything
else in the built environment: gardens, urban plazas, streetscapes, parks, resorts,
trails, golf courses, subdivisions and more.
Why landscape architecture at OSU?
As a landscape architecture student at OSU, you will develop detailed landscape plans
that are aesthetically pleasing, functional and compatible with the built and natural
environment. 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.
Landscape architects play a critical role in the design of outdoor space for the health,
safety and well-being of individuals and their communities. With issues of sustainability
becoming more critical, as a landscape architect you will be ready and prepared to
address them as you design the interface between humankind and the urban, suburban
and natural environment.
Corporate and commercial developer
Green roof designer
Land reclamation and rehabilitation specialist
Land use and city planner
$100KIN SCHOLARSHIPS TO UNDERGRAD STUDENTS
annually awarded by the OSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
“There’s a lot of hands-on experience in the landscape architecture major,
and that’s really valuable because it makes you an even better landscape architect
when you graduate and become a professional.”
- Jacob Krafft Tulsa, Oklahoma
The landscape architecture degree at OSU is a five-year program accredited by the
Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board. It is the only accredited undergraduate
landscape architecture program in the state. Accreditation assures employers that
graduates are prepared to meet industry professional standards.
Students are guaranteed interaction with at least 100 industry professionals prior
to graduation. This includes teamwork sessions allowing students to work beside professionals
to develop concepts for a city park.
Hands-on laboratories are included in many courses, and students in the department
have the unique advantage of utilizing The Botanic Garden at OSU and the Water Conservation
and Irrigation Training Center. Additionally, all students in the department are required
to complete an internship prior to graduation.