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What is landscape architecture?

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 natural environment.

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.

Career paths

Graduates of the landscape architecture program will find many career sectors await them, including:

$100KIN SCHOLARSHIPS TO UNDERGRAD STUDENTS

annually awarded by the OSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Highlights

Student success

Landscape architecture major Jacob Krafft in classroom setting

“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

Professional standards

In landscape architecture, you are guaranteed 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.

 

Fast fact

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.

 

Real-world experience

Hands-on laboratories are included in many courses, and you will have the unique advantage of utilizing the Greenhouse Learning Center, The Botanic Garden at OSU, and the Water Conservation and Irrigation Training Center. All students in the department are also required to complete an internship prior to graduation.


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