Please Note: This information is provided as a service to the general public and this particular major may not necessarily be offered by Marietta College. For a list of degrees and majors offered by Marietta College please visit www.marietta.edu/Academics/

Area

Employer

Area:

Landscape Design and Construction

Sub-Area:
  • Residential Design
  • Landscape Construction
  • Landscape Maintenance
  • Specialty Installation (Irrigation systems, ponds, rockscapes, lighting)
  • Sales and Contracting
Employers:
  • Landscape design companies
  • Garden centers
  • Parks, amusement parks, and zoos
  • Golf courses
  • Sport fields
  • Cemeteries
  • Large hotels and resorts
  • Industrial sites
  • Colleges and universities
  • Local/city governments
  • State highway departments
  • Self-employment

Area:

Turfgrass Science and Management

Sub-Area:
  • Golf Course Management
  • Sport Turf Management
  • Sod Production
  • Residential Lawn Installation and Management
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Research
Employers:
  • Golf courses
  • Lawn care companies
  • Colleges and universities
  • Sport and athletic fields
  • Local/city governments
  • Parks and amusement parks
  • Sod production firms
  • Pest management companies
  • Landscape companies
  • Irrigation firms

Area:

Public Horticulture

Sub-Area:
  • Adult and Youth Education
  • Urban Horticulture
  • Plant Collections
  • Urban Forestry
  • Horticulture Therapy
  • Communications
  • Management
Employers:
  • Public and botanic gardens
  • Arboreta and conservatories
  • Radio and television stations
  • Magazines, newspapers and internet sites
  • Zoos and aquariums
  • Cities and parks
  • State highway departments
  • Universities
  • Cemeteries
  • Theme parks
  • Extension Service
  • Hospitals and therapy centers
  • Nursing homes and senior centers

Area:

Plant Sciences, Horticulture, and Biotechnology

Sub-Area:
  • Greenhouse and Nursery Management
  • Vegetable and Fruit Production
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Agronomy
Employers:
  • Nurseries, greenhouses, florists, and other wholesale and retail companies
  • Extension Service
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Agribusinesses
  • Plant propagation and production businesses
  • Harvesting and fertilization manufacturers
  • Consulting firms
  • Government agencies: local, state, federal, and international
  • High schools, colleges, and universities

General Information and Strategies

  • For entry level positions in most areas of landscape design, horticulture, turf, agronomy and biotechnology, a bachelor's degree is sufficient. A graduate degree may be necessary for advancement in some fields such as research and consulting.
  • Depending upon which specialty you choose, supplement curriculum with important supporting courses: business, journalism, planning, geology, entomology, soils, biology. Take communications courses and develop computer skills.
  • Majoring in two subject areas or pursuing a minor can increase marketability. For example, study in landscape design and business, or public horticulture and journalism, can lead to greater opportunities.