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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Landscape Management

Plant Sciences (PLSC)
2139 Plant Sciences Building, 301-405-4359


The Landscape Management minor provides students with a foundation in plant sciences and business management.  The required science courses lead to an integrative understanding of plant growth and development and the plant's responses to its environment.  These courses also teach students the skills needed to recommend best management practices and to identify plant abnormalities in the landscape.  The business courses in this minor foster an understanding of the business structure, human resource management and financial management associated with landscape management companies. 

All courses presented in this minor must be passed with a grade of "C-" or better. To complete this minor, students will be expected to complete an 18-19 credit course sequence. Students should also be aware that many of the courses in this minor list PLSC100, Introduction to Horticulture, as a prerequisite.


PLSC253 Woody Plants for Mid-Atlantic Landscapes I                     3
PLSC254 Woody Plants for Mid-Atlantic Landscapes II       3
PLSC305 Introduction to Turf Management                           3
PLSC251 Financial Applications for the Green Industry 3
PLSC452 Environmental Horticulture   3
  Select one of the following courses:  
AREC240 Introduction to Agriculture and the Environment  4
AREC250 Elements of Agricultural and Resource Economics    3
AREC306 Farm Management                                          3
BMGT220 Principles of Accounting I  3

Total Credits: A minimum of 18 or 19 credits is required to complete this minor. (Depending on which AREC or BMGT course is chosen)

  • A student may use a maximum of six credits (or two courses) to satisfy the requirements of both a major and a minor. In the event that more than six credits of coursework listed above are required in the student's major, he or she should contact the Landscape Management faculty advisor for course substitutions.
  • This minor is particularly relevant to students who are interested in pursuing a career in the landscape industry. Landscape architecture, environmental science and policy, and life science majors can readily complete these minor requirements within their four-year programs.
  • Students from the business school and social sciences who are seeking managerial careers in this rapidly-expanding service industry would also find this minor to be relevant.

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