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.

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 small landscapes
  • Designing and landscaping for private residences and businesses

Job Outlook



We will build on your goals and experiences while working together to design an individualized semester-by-semester plan. Your personalized plan will help you see a path from where you are now on to graduation. Even if you are unsure of the major you would like to pursue, we can help with resources and ideas.

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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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