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Landscape Management

Why Landscape Management?

Landscape Management

Landscape Management is a four-year program leading to an accredited B.S. degree with the option to also earn a minor in management.  Course work includes landscape design, construction techniques, business, and horticulture. Graduates are employed by landscape contracting companies, design-build firms, landscape maintenance companies, irrigation contractors, nurseries etc. Earthwork, grading and drainage, irrigation, lighting, retaining walls, and plant materials are just a few of the activities that involve landscape management  professionals.  Managed sites include residential and commercial properties, golf courses and public facilities.  Landscape managers deal with maintenance of irrigation systems, walkways, lighting, and other hardscape features.  They also schedule and supervise landscape maintenance activities such as pruning, pest control, fertilization, and a wide variety of other cultural practices. Video: Why Landscape Management?

Degree Program

The Landscape Management program is a four-year program accredited by the National Association of Landscape Professionals, NALP.  Students also learn basic business practices pertinent to the profession such as bidding and estimating, personnel and financial management, accounting, and marketing.  All Landscape Management students participate in an internship to get hands-on experience under the guidance of an industry professional.

Resource Links

  • Dr. Janet Cole, Program Director, 405-744-5415
  • NALP Student Membership
  • NALP Scholarships