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Landscape Horticulture and Design

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

 

Art and Design Meet the Science of Horticulture!

 

This major fuses the creative aspects of art and design with the technical and scientific aspects of horticulture.  Careers in this sector of the green industry are abundant and our graduates are readily employed in professional and entrepreneurial careers that make a positive impact on the environment.  This major prepares students to become leaders in the green industry; solving challenges that relate to building a healthier planet.  Planning to own or work for a landscape contracting business, or operating a nursery?  The horticulture concentration is for you.  Our landscape design concentration prepares you to work with clients to solve their challenging issues related to the environment and aesthetics.  Finally, our public horticulture concentration is perfect for anyone wanting to work at public gardens, whether in educational outreach, as a section gardener, or even a curator. 

Areas of study

  • Plant Physiology
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Landscape Design
  • Plant Identification
  • Construction Methods and Techniques

 

Career options

  • Landscape Designer
  • Nursery Owner/Operator
  • Landscape Construction Specialist
  • Landscape Foreman/Manager
  • Education Coordinator – Horticulture

 

Graduate Programs

  • Landscape Architecture
  • Horticulture

What’s special about this program?

 

More than any other university or college in the world, the University of Delaware has the highest concentration of public gardens within a 50 mile radius of campus! This proximity allows you the opportunity to engage in internship and employment opportunities at these acclaimed gardens or on our campus at our inspiring UD Botanic Gardens. Internships are integrated into the curriculum and provide you with an opportunity to apply what you have learned in the classroom to real life experiences and have even assisted students in getting their foot in the door for future employment.  Want to further develop your design abilities and global prospective, consider one of our amazing and unique study abroad options in Brazil or Barcelona.

Get involved

 

Ag Ambassadors

Agricultural College Council (AgCC)

Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity (AGR)

Alpha Zeta (AZ)

Animal Science Club

Collegiate 4-H

Collegiate FFA

Design Articulture (DART)

Ducks Unlimited

The Entomology Club

Equestrian Team

Food Science Club

Horticulture Club

National AgriMarketing Association (NAMA)

Sigma Alpha Sorority (SA)

Volunteers for Intercultural and Definitive Adventures (VIDA)

The Wildlife Society

Sample curriculum

FRESHMAN

PLSC101/104

Botany I and lab

 

PLSC103

 

Field Sketching of Landscape Subjects

PLSC133

 

Ornamental Horticulture

PLSC171

 

New Student Colloquium

 

PLSC201

 

Botany II

PLSC214

Indigenous Woody Plants
CHEM101

General Chemistry

 

MATH114

College Math and Statistics

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

 

University and College Breadth Requirements

 

SOPHOMORE

PLSC204/205

Introduction to Soil Science and lab

 

PLSC211

Herbaceous Landscape Plants

 

PLSC212

Woody Landscape Plants

 

PLSC232

Foundations of Landscape Architecture

 

SPAN105

Elementary Spanish

 

 

Written or Oral Communication Course

 

 

University and College Breadth Requirements

 

 

Landscape Concentration Courses

 

JUNIOR

PLSC214

Indigenous Woody Plants of the Eastern US  

 

ENWC201

Wildlife Conservation and Ecology

 

 

Landscape Concentration Courses

 

 

Business Course

 

 

University and College Breadth Courses

 

SENIOR

PLSC364

Landscape Horticulture Internship

 

PLSC403

Nursery and Garden Center Management

 

PLSC450

Planting Design

 

PLSC455

Issues in Plant and Soil Sciences


 

Landscape Concentration Courses

 

 

University and College Breadth Courses