Choose Plant & Landscape Systems
Plant & Landscape Systems is the profession that designs, builds, and maintains beautiful outdoor and indoor environments. Plant & landscape systems are all around you - from parks, commercial and residential properties, to interior plantings in shopping malls, hotels, offices and homes. This is more than a $70 billion industry and it has great career opportunities.
BYU offers one of the top landscape-related degrees available with courses in landscape design, construction, management, and interior landscapes. Required business classes lead to a Plant & Landscape Systems major, and a Plant & Landscape Systems minor is available for students in other majors.
Students gain hands-on experience through BYU Grounds, internships, and extracurricular activities. Networking is an important focus in the program and students meet top professionals at career fairs and national events.
The Landscape Management Club, Student Career Days, and many shared classes connect students with each other and their professors in a powerful way. Upon graduating, students are ready for the best employment positions and graduate programs with the skills needed to appreciate, create, and manage beautiful landscapes.
Our mission is to provide the best undergraduate degree that blends education in plants, business, and design. The program focuses on the art and science of 1) creating sustainable, beautiful indoor and outdoor landscapes; and 2) plant production technology in controlled environments.
Through a combination of theory, experiential learning, and networking, our graduates are prepared to excel in a wide variety of professions that connect people with plants. The Plant & Landscape Systems degree fully supports the mission of Brigham Young University.
The Plant & Landscape Systems degree aims to:
- Identify, reflect on, and articulate personally significant experiences that strengthened their ability and desire to incorporate the gospel of Jesus Christ in creating and managing beautiful landscapes.
- Effectively compete for the best employment positions that are available to college graduates, including self-employment.
- Practice and lead with an understanding of landscape contracting at the local and national levels.
- Demonstrate competence in each of the three main areas of landscape contracting: design, construction and management.
- Demonstrate life-long learning, including superb preparation to excel in a variety of graduate programs related to landscape management.