Turfgrass & Landscape Management

Earn a degree in Turfgrass & Landscape Management

July 13: Explore Turfgrass and Landscape Management Explore Admissions

Turfgrass and landscape management are key elements in the operation of every public garden, sports field, botanical garden, golf course, business establishment, government building, and private residence. You will blend your knowledge of turfgrass and ornamental plants with your understanding of plant physiology and management to produce landscapes that enhance quality of life through their aesthetic and functional uses. The turfgrass & landscape management major offers two options and you are required to fulfill the course requirements under one of the following:


Several turfgrass & landscape management scholarships are awarded to students through the department each year. These scholarships are added to those that are awarded by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln or the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

YearNumber of Scholarships AwardedAverage Amount
2012-2013 15 $1,700
2013-2014 18 $1,414
2014-2015 27 $1,330
2015-2016 15 $1,220
2016-2017 12 $1,376


Internships are key components of your academic experience. They allow you to explore different areas of turfgrass & landscape management, make connections with future employers, and experience a professional work environment. Two internships are required for graduation. Turfgrass & landscape management internships are available across Nebraska and the United States. Student internships from 2015 include:

  • 3 Creek Ranch, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • Augusta National, Augusta, Georgia
  • Bayside Golf, Brule, Nebraska
  • Boston Red Sox, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Campey Turf Care Systems, Macclesfield, England
  • Country Club of Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Cypress Point Golf Course, Pebble Beach, California
  • Finke Gardens, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Haymarket Park, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Kearney Country Club, Kearney, Nebraska
  • Kelly Lawn and Landscaping, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Landscapes Unlimited, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Lahinch Golf Club, Lahinch, Ireland
  • Ryan Lawn and Tree Care, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Sand Hills Golf Club, Mullen, Nebraska
  • Shurlawn, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Spanish Peaks Mountain Club, Big Sky, Montana
  • TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, Nebraska
  • The Club at Carlton Woods, Woodland, Texas
  • The Plateau Club, Sammamish, Washington
  • University of Nebraska Athletics, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • Winfield Solutions, Shoreview, Minnesota

Career Opportunities

The turfgrass and landscape management industry is a part of one of the fastest growing segments of the nation's agricultural economy, often experiencing growth and expansion even during recessionary periods. With a degree in turfgrass & landscape management, careers are possible as a:

  • Golf course superintendent
  • Professional or college sports turf manager
  • Landscape manager or provider
  • Landscape contractor
  • Lawn care service owner or operator
  • Resort grounds manager
  • Sod producer
  • Botanical garden manager
  • Arboretum manager
  • Educator
  • Researcher
Jacob Fuehrer
Jacob Fuehrer—2017 Graduate
Working with the buffalograss research program has given me an insight into the future of turfgrass management and what is being developed. I have had the opportunity to apply my knowledge of managing turfgrasses and learn new techniques while working in the greenhouse.


Contact Anne Streich Associate Professor of Practice and
Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator

202A Keim Hall, East Campus