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: turfgrass management or landscape management.

$1,500 average department scholarship awarded in 2018–2019
Explore the world through faculty-led study abroad tours
19 students enrolled for fall 2020


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(n):

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


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. Recent student internships include:

  • Creative Landscaping, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Campey Turf Care, Macclesfield, United Kingdom
  • Haymarket Park, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Husker Athletics, Lincoln, 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
  • Silver Springs Golf Course, Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • Stockfarm Club, Hamilton, Montana
  • Tailored Landscapes, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Woodmont Country Club, Rockville, Maryland
  • Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
  • Yellowstone Club, Big Sky, Montana
Jacob Fuehrer
2017 graduate—Jacob Fuehrer

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.


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