University of Vermont

CALS Sustainable Landscape Horticulture Major

Sustainable Landscape Horticulture

Alumni with degrees in Sustainable Landscape Horticulture pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Sustainable Landscape Horticulture.

Job Title

Career Industry

Gardner Landscaping
Children’s Horticulture Education Specialist Outdoor Education
Landscape Architect Architecture
Greenhouse Manager Horticulture
Behavior Specialist Counseling Services
Communications Coordinator Higher Education


Recent Employers

EcoGardens, LLC Festival Management
Jacobs Engineering Logic Supply
Mother Earth Organics Phipps Conservatory
United Counseling & Support Services


Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Sustainable Landscape Horticulture:

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Analyze situations and solve problems creatively
Invent new solutions and approaches to practical problems

Manage details and people
Give accurate directions
Lead a team

Communicate ideas and information clearly and simply in writing and verbally

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Conduct experiments
Collect and interpret information in the field

Develop research agendas to test and improve current theories and technology
Landscape design

Use computer technology
Organize materials, information, and ideas

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Work collaboratively with colleagues to brainstorm new and creative solutions

Possess an international-global perspective of agriculture
Work with diverse populations

Understand theories and principles of economics and agri-business
Dedication to sustainable horticulture


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