The Residential Landscape Design & Construction major deals with design, construction, and maintenance of residential and small-scale commercial landscapes. USU offers the only program of this kind in the state.
In this major, students receive a well-rounded education that integrates aesthetic design with applied installation and maintenance skills. Students gain hands-on experience designing and planning landscape projects in addition to pouring concrete, planting trees, shrubs, and flowers, and all aspects of small-scale residential landscape production from start to finish.
The core curriculum includes preparatory courses in chemistry, mathematics, biology, design, and graphics. Required program courses emphasize the plant sciences, soil sciences, design, and construction.
Off-Campus Program in Residential Landscape Design & Construction
The off-campus Residential Landscape Design and Construction (RLDC) deals with design, construction and maintenance of residential and small-scale commercial landscapes. Graduates of this program will be prepared to practice landscape design and construction. A minor in horticulture may also be earned with this degree.
The overall curriculum includes preparatory courses in chemistry, mathematics, biology, design and graphics. Required program courses emphasize the plant sciences (plant materials, landscape management, weed control and turf grass management) soil sciences (fundamental soil science, soil reclamation and remote sensing) and design/construction (residential landscape design, irrigation design, bidding and estimating, landscape construction, computer-based design and water conservancy).
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