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.
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):
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:
- Cypress Point Club
- Jim Ager Golf Course
- Prairie Dunes Country Club
- Wilderness Ridge Country Club