A hands-on, science-based education in plants and soils fused with design, technology, business, and practical engineering. Grads take leadership roles in landscape contracting companies and start and run successful businesses of their own.

Interest Areas
  • Plant
  • Business
  • Environment, Sustainability, Nature
Target Major/Degree https://agsci.psu.edu/academics/undergraduate/majors/landscape-contracting
Facilities, Centers, and Institutes

Nearly 12 acres of plot land have been established with various turfgrasses and landscape plantings for research on everything from pest control to water infiltration.

Careers
  • Arboretums 
  • Garden centers 
  • Landscape design/build firms 
  • Municipalities 
  • Nurseries 
  • Park systems 
  • Public gardens
Student Clubs and Organizations
  • Horticulture Club
  • Student Farm Club
  • Turf Club
  • Soil Judging Team
  • Flower Judging Team
  • Sustainable Agriculture Club
Options

Focus your degree with an option in Design/Build or Management