What is Landscape Management?
Landscape management is the art and science of designing, building and maintaining landscapes both large and small. Landscape management professionals draw, map and creatively plan outdoor spaces for homes, businesses and communities.
Why Study Landscape Management?
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.
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.
What Could I Do With a Degree in Landscape Management?
Within landscape management, you have the option to select a predefined emphasis area or work with your faculty advisor to customize your plan of study.
The design emphasis provides students with more experience in landscape design.
The management emphasis leads to a minor in management from OSU’s Spears School of Business.
Finish in 4
For each undergraduate degree program in CASNR, we have prepared example plans of how you may successfully complete your degree plan in four years.
OSU has the only accredited landscape management program in the state. The program is one of only a handful in the entire country.
Landscape Management Highlight
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.
About the Department
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.
The OSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture awards all new freshman and transfer students enrolled in a major within the department a $500 scholarship upon completion of basic requirements (some exclusions may apply). In addition, more than $100,000 in scholarships were given to undergraduate students in the department this year. CASNR awarded an additional $600,000 to students within the college.
Contact the Department
Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture
358 Agricultural Hall
Oklahoma State University
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