Landscape management is the art and science of designing, building and maintaining
landscapes both large and small. Landscape management professionals creatively plan
outdoor spaces for homes, businesses and communities.
Why landscape management at OSU?
The professional landscape industry is broad. There are many specialists whose work
plays an important role in the health, well-being, and beauty of the landscapes we
enjoy. Technology plays a significant role within the industry as well. 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
The landscape management degree program is a four-year program fully accredited by
the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), the professional organization
for the landscape industry. OSU has the only accredited landscape management program
in the state. The program is one of only a handful in the entire country.
Students majoring in landscape management experience their major firsthand through
field-based classes, laboratory experiences and more. For example, students work on
real-world landscape designs in classroom design studios, and when enrolled in the
arboriculture class, meet weekly with industry professionals to discuss various tree
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.