About This Degree
The residential landscape design and construction major deals with design, construction, and maintenance of residential and small-scale commercial landscapes. USU offers the only program of this kind in the state.
In this major, students receive a well-rounded education that integrates aesthetic design with applied installation and maintenance skills. Students gain hands-on experience designing and planning landscape projects in addition to pouring concrete, planting trees, shrubs, and flowers, and all aspects of small-scale residential landscape production from start to finish.
The core curriculum includes preparatory courses in chemistry, mathematics, biology, design, and graphics. Required program courses emphasize the plant sciences, soil sciences, design, and construction.
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View Potential Careers
With a degree in residential landscape design and construction, students can pursue the following careers:
- Working for nurseries and greenhouses
- Owning private landscaping businesses
- Designing gardens, lawns, and other small landscapes
- Designing and landscaping for private residences and businesses