Landscape Management Minor

Plant Sciences (PLSC)
2139 Plant Sciences Building
Phone: 301-405-4359

Contact us for more information:
Dr. Mark Carroll, Associate Professor and Director of the Environmental Science and Policy Program,
Diana Cortez, Advisor and Lecturer,

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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 PLSC110 and PLSC111 as prerequisites.

Course Title Credits
PLSC205Introduction to Turf Science and Management4
PLSC251Financial Applications for the Green Industry3
PLSC253Woody Plants for Mid-Atlantic Landscapes I3
PLSC254Woody Plants for Mid-Atlantic Landscape II3
PLSC452Environmental Horticulture3
Select two of the following courses:6
Pest Management Strategies for Turfgrass
Sports Turf Management
Commercial Turf Maintenance and Production
Weed Science
Total Credits22
  • 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.