Environmental design for the modern world.
We all need places to live, work, and enjoy the outdoors. People have a way of transforming habitat and resources, but not always for the best. How can we conserve and share the resources we all depend on? Human-impacted land use is changing our world at every level, from neighborhoods to entire watersheds. The Sustainable Landscape Design major works at this intersection, where science, conservation, and policy converge. Globally, there is a need for professionals who can develop sustainable solutions for our natural and built environments.
Why Choose Sustainable Landscape Horticulture?
The Sustainable Landscape Horticulture major integrates plant sciences, landscape design, business, and art. The curriculum includes plant biology, ecology, soil science, landscape design, and business management. It is designed to provide students with the skills needed to meet 21st-century challenges. This major also provides a solid foundation for those interested in pursuing Graduate school, PeaceCorps, AmeriCorps and similar programs.
Upon completion of the B.S. in Sustainable Landscape Horticulture students will:
- Gain an understanding of and be able to apply ecological principles to the design of multifunctional landscapes.
- Have skills to effectively communicate findings and interpretations of agricultural and landscape datasets orally in a clear and concise manner.
- Have skills to demonstrate a quantitative and qualitative science perspective applying critical thinking and problem solving skills to a given problem.
- Have the knowledge and understanding to sustainably manage trees, shrubs, turfgrass and other plants grown in the human environment.