Residential Landscape Design and Construction - BS

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

About This Degree

The residential landscape design and construction major deals with design, construction, and maintenance of residential and small-scale commercial landscapes.

What You Will Learn

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.


BS: Kaysville, Logan (Main Campus), Orem, Salt Lake

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Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

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

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Phone: 435-797-4275

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Tayler Mountford

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Wasatch Region
Office: Taylorsville, UT
Phone: (435) 797-4230

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Admission Requirements

In addition to Utah State University’s admissions requirements, the residential landscape design and construction program has additional requirements:

  • Freshman: New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission to this major.
  • Transfer Students: Transfer students from other institutions and students transferring from other USU majors need a 2.5 total GPA for admission to this major.

International students have additional admissions requirements.

Program Requirements

All students must complete an internship that is between one and four credits.

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