Landscape management is the art and science of designing, building and maintaining
landscapes of all sizes. You will learn to draw, map and creatively plan outdoor spaces
for homes, businesses and communities.
Why landscape management at OSU?
The professional landscape industry is broad, with a wide variety of specialists whose
work plays an important role in the health, well-being, and beauty of the landscapes
we enjoy. From irrigation support and GPS tracking, to sonograms on trees and computer-aided-design,
technology is essential in helping industry professionals.
At the current time, there are more jobs available in the landscape management field
than there are graduates to fill them. About 60,000 professional-level positions need
to be filled this year. Students who desire a career in the landscape industry and
are willing to learn a company culture likely will not struggle to find employment
prior to graduation from OSU.
Landscape project manager
Public garden manager
Superintendent of parks
$100KIN SCHOLARSHIPS TO UNDERGRAD STUDENTS
annually awarded by the OSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
“My favorite part of the landscape management major is the interaction I
get with other students, as well as faculty. Whether I’m in labs or class activities,
we’re learning even more in-depth and go even further than just the classroom.”
- Zeke Zimmer Norman, Oklahoma
In landscape management, your learning experience will be hands-on, and include field-based
classes and laboratory experiences. For example, you will work on real-world landscape
designs in design studios, and when enrolled in the arboriculture class, meet weekly
with industry professionals to discuss various tree care procedures.
The landscape management degree program at OSU is a four-year program fully accredited
by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), the professional organization
for the landscape industry.
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.