Landscape Architecture

Study with Us

  • Work where art and engineering come together, and become a leader in sustainable design.
  • Learn to integrate sustainable systems into urban environments.
  • Design future places where we work and play.
  • Complete a 40-week paid internship, gaining work experience on real projects.
  • Be among the majority of our seniors – 86 percent! – who return for their final year at Purdue with job offers from their co-op firm.
  • Graduate from one of the few undergraduate programs that industry-respected DesignIntelligence consistently ranks in its top 10.
A landscape architect is part artist, engineer, environmentalist, salesperson, and business manager. Landscape architects combine an artist’s creativity and inventiveness with the science of sustainable land management and the engineering of site structures, hardscapes, and land grading in a business setting. They design and plan new communities, parks, shopping developments, urban public spaces, and other outdoor environments.
100% Job Pacement
Purdue Landscape Architecture Ranks in the Top 10 Nationally
100% Job Pacement
Purdue Landscape Architecture Ranks in the Top 10 Nationally
47% Received Scholarships 
1 in 2
of  Purdue Horticulture Students  Received Scholarships  in 2015
47% Received Scholarships 
1 in 2
of  Purdue Horticulture Students  Received Scholarships  in 2015

Career Opportunities

  • School and college campuses
  • Corporate and commercial grounds
  • Public gardens and arboreta
  • Green roofs
  • Historic preservation and restoration
  • Hotels, resorts, golf courses
  • Hospital and other facility sites
  • Interior landscapes
  • Land planning
  • Landscape art and earth sculpture
  • Monument grounds
  • Parks and recreation
  • Land reclamation and rehabilitation
  • Residential sites
  • Security design
  • Streetscapes and public spaces
  • Therapeutic gardens
  • Transportation corridors and facilities
  • Urban and suburban design
  • Water resources
  • Arboreta and botanic gardens
  • Biomedical research firms
  • Biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies
  • Chemical and fertilizer companies
  • Food distributors
  • Food processing companies
  • Garden centers
  • Golf courses
  • Greenhouse flower and vegetable growers
  • High schools
  • Historical sites
  • Irrigation companies
  • Junior colleges and universities
  • Landscape construction companies
  • Landscape design companies
  • Landscape management companies
  • Local, state and federal parks
  • Magazines
  • Nature preserves
  • Nurseries
  • Orchards
  • Recreational and professional sports complexes
  • Resorts and theme parks
  • Seed companies
  • Sod producers
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • University Extension Service
  • Vegetable growers
  • Vineyards
  • Yard and garden supply companies

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