Turfgrass & Landscape Management

Earn a degree in Turfgrass & Landscape Management

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Golf courses, private and public gardens, streetscapes and commercial buildings, sports fields, and parks—diverse landscapes surround and support us. As a turfgrass and landscape management professional, you will blend your knowledge of turf, ornamental plants, soils and hardscapes to create, plant, build or manage landscapes that enhance and sustain our quality of life. The turfgrass & landscape management major offers two options and you are required to fulfill the course requirements under one of the following:

Scholarships

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 $1,370

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:

  • Business owner
  • Botanical garden/arboretum manager
  • Landscape manager
  • Golf course superintendent
  • Lawn care service owner/operator
  • Sports turf manager
  • Educator/researcher

Internships

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 2017 include:

  • Barrington Hills Country Club, Barrington, Illinois
  • Biltmore Country Club, North Barrington, Illinois
  • Campey Turf Care, Macclesfield, United Kingdom
  • Kai Brothers Landscaping, Pender, Nebraska
  • Lawnscape Inc., Lincoln, Nebraska
  • MAPFRE Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
  • Pine Valley Golf Club, Pine Valley, New Jersey
  • Plateau Club, Sammamish, Washington
  • Red Sky Golf Club, Edwards, Colorado
  • Sand Hills Golf Club, Mullen, Nebraska
  • Stockfarm Club, Hamilton, Montana
  • Tailored Landscapes, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Woodmont Country Club, Rockville, Maryland
  • Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
  • Wynstone Golf Club, North Barrington, Illinois
  • Yellowstone Club, Big Sky, Montana
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.

NEED ASSISTANCE OR ADVISING?

Contact Anne Streich Associate Professor of Practice and
Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator


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402-472-1640

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