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What is landscape management?

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.

Career paths

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.


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Student success

Landscape Management student, Zeke Zimmer, in garden setting

“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

Accredited program

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 care procedures.

Real-world experience

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.

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