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

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

Undergraduate Student Services

Tai Pleasant

Tai Pleasant

Undergraduate Recruiter
tpleasant2@unl.edu
402-472-2827
202A Keim Hall
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Anne Streich

Anne Streich

Undergraduate Advisor
astreich2@unl.edu
402-472-1640
202B Keim Hall
East Campus
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