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B.S. in Environmental Horticulture, Landscape Design and Contracting

The Environmental Horticulture – Landscape Design and Contracting major at Colorado State University prepares students for careers in the design-build profession for residential, commercial, and public properties. Landscape designers and contractors create, build, and manage landscape projects and work in close collaboration with other design and contracting professionals.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

Students in the Environmental Horticulture – Landscape Design and Contracting major at Colorado State University will develop skills to provide environmental solutions, creating projects that minimize the impact on the environment.

They also acquire skills to manage multifaceted projects of all scales, including site design, estimating of job and labor costs, construction methods and techniques, plant selection and care, as well as business management skills. Experiential learning opportunities lead to projects allowing our students to work with clients and realize built works prior to graduating. Additionally, students are required to complete an internship, furthering their learning opportunities.

Potential Occupations

Graduates of the Environmental Horticulture major will find career opportunities in a multitude of fields in the green industry.

Emerging demand for environmental solutions and green technologies will position our students for careers in a wide variety of areas including: landscape design and construction, sports turf management, retail and wholesale nursery and garden center management; golf course superintendence, arborists, plant propagation, landscape project management, landscape management, landscape estimating, green industry account management, irrigation design and water resource management, arboriculture, botanic gardens or arboreta, or landscape business management and entrepreneurship.

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Courses included

  • Orientation to Agricultural Systems
  • Transfer Seminar
  • Business Computing Concepts and Applications
  • Personal Computing
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • College Composition
  • Horticultural Science
  • Fundamentals of Accounting

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