Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Virtual STAR Orientation


Choose among several concentrations in this broad major. Horticultural Production & Marketing provides training in business operations and in fruit, vegetable, flower, landscape ornamental, or specialty horticultural commodity production and commercial distribution. Landscape Contracting & Management prepares you to direct and conduct landscape construction and plant installation, and to supervise management of established landscapes. Landscape Enterprise Management graduates become account managers in client relations, business managers, and supervisors for landscape management and installation. Public Horticulture leads to communication or education careers, often with public gardens, mass media, or public service groups. Plant Science encompasses applied research and basic plant biology, emphasizing horticultural plants. You gain and apply knowledge from biology, chemistry, ecology, engineering, communication, business, and education. You solve real-world problems, such as feeding a hungry world or improving quality of life.

Plans of Study

Landscape Architecture

Prepare to become a design professional who combines art, science, and technology to propose meaningful and sustainable enhancements to our human-made environment. Learn to design outdoor environments, including parks, urban open spaces, retail environments, corporate campuses, and even new communities. Landscape architects skillfully apply the art of creative invention, the science of sustainable practices, the science of social behavior, and cutting edge technologies to ensure a healthy future for our planet and its occupants.

Plan of Study

​Sustainable Food and Farming Systems

Learn to design and manage a small farm enterprise. Study the principles of sustainable agriculture including nonchemical pest and soil management. Investigate organic, local, and urban agriculture systems and study the resilience of the American food system. Gain hands-on experience at the new Purdue University student farm (facebook.com/ FullCircleAgricultureAtPurdue). This comprehensive, science-based degree program prepares you to manage low-input farming enterprises and for a career in many other agricultural and environmental professional fields.

Plan of Study

Turf Management and Science

Prepare to become a professional sports turfgrass manager on golf courses, soccer fields, football fields, baseball diamonds, and other athletic facilities. Professional opportunities are also available in the management of residential, corporate, or other large landscaped areas such as parks and school grounds. You may work as a turf-supply dealer or a landscape contractor, or in one of many other areas of business.

Plan of Study

Not enrolled as an HLA Student? Want to Learn More About HLA Majors?

Make an appointment to meet with a Horticulture & Landscape Architecture Department academic advisor:
  (765) 494-1293
  Horticulture Bldg Room 207B

Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, 625 Agriculture Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010 USA, (765) 494-1300

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