Landscape Architecture

Beautifully Designed Landscape

About the Major

The Landscape Architecture major prepares students for careers as engaged designers able to tackle the complex challenges facing urban, suburban, and rural environments. The diversity of landscapes you study in our programs are critically related to issues of ecology, climate change, and urban resilience and will provide you with a highly versatile and globally applicable background upon graduation. Additionally, students often follow their undergraduate degree with a Masters in Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.) which is the most direct route to become a licensed landscape architect.

Career Outcomes

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Where do students work after graduation?

Where do students work after graduation?

Job titles and employers for graduates reported within 6 months of graduation
Job Title Employer
Americorps Outreach Organizer All Parks Alliance for Change
Assistant Gardener University of Minnesota
Assistant Project Manager Margolis Company
Computer Aided Design Technician Mi-Tech Services
Designer Landscaping
Designer Omni Ecosystems
Garden Coach Bachman's Inc.
Landscape Designer HGA Architects and Engineers
Landscape Designer Self-Employed
Landscape Designer Balance Design and Build
Landscape Designer Vivant Gardening Services

Where do students continue education after graduation?

Where do students continue education after graduation?

Programs and schools students enrolled in after graduation
Program School
Landscape Architecture University of Minnesota
Landscape Architecture University of Minnesota
Landscape Architecture University of Minnesota
Landscape Architecture University of Minnesota
Landscape Architecture University of Minnesota
Landscape Architecture University of Minnesota
Landscape Architecture University of Minnesota
Landscape Architecture University of Minnesota
Landscape Architecture University of Minnesota
Sports Management University of Minnesota
Urban and Regional Planning University of Minnesota

Where students interned and gained experience during school

Where are alumni 5 years after graduation?

Where are alumni 5 years after graduation?

Sampling of job titles and employers 5 years after graduation
Job Title Employer
Civil CAD Dafter LPD Engineering PLLC
Designer STUDIOS Architecture
Landscape Designer Simons Landscaping
Landscape Designer Southview Design
Landscape Designer, Project Manager Hawks Landscape
Landscape Project Manager S&S Tree and Horticultural Specialists, A Davey Company
Lanscape Designer RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture
Lanscape Designer China Architecture Design & Research Group
Lead Hardscapes Sales Bachman's Inc.
Owner/Designer Boulder Brothers Inc
Playground Designer, Sales Support Ultimate Playgrounds Inc

Where are alumni 10 years after graduation?

Where are alumni 10 years after graduation?

Sampling of job titles and employers 10 years after graduation
Job Title Employer
Commercial Landscape Estimator Windsor Landscapes
Commissioner for Parks and Recreation ELKO NEW MARKET CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INC
Landscape Architect HKGi
Landscape Designer River Heights Lawn & Landscape
Landscape Designer Confluence
Landscape Designer & Horticulturist - Landscape Design/Build & Pool Consultant Vande Hey Company
Landscape Laborer Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Landscape Specialist - Commercial Sales Gertens Garden Center and Nursery
Parks Project Administrator City of Boca Raton
Planning Manager City of Elk River
Residential Construction - Framing Carpentry Mill City Construction, LLC
Senior Project Landscape Architect Weston & Sampson
Senior Project Management Controls Engineer Mortenson Construction
Senior Research Analyst, GIS JLL
Supervisor - Landcare University of Minnesota

Full outcomes report including salary, locations, satisfaction, and more

Common Entry-Level Job Titles

  • Crew Supervisor
  • Design Assistant
  • Design Technician
  • Landscape Assistant

Top Employers

  • All Parks Alliance for Change
  • Bachman's Inc.
  • Balance Design and Build
  • HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Margolis Company
  • Mi-Tech Services
  • Omni Ecosystems
  • University of Minnesota
  • Vivant Gardening Services

Types of Employers

  • Garden centers and nurseries
  • Government agencies
  • Residential and commercial landscape firms
  • Natural resource management firms
  • Parks, sports and recreational facilities
  • Universities and colleges
  • Urban & regional planning organizations

Additional Resources

In addition to these resources we recommend the following strategies to locate more information about careers related to your major:

  • O*NET and Careerwise. These tools provide comprehensive information about a wide range of careers including typical duties, salaries, employment outlook, skills and interests.
  • Locate professional associations related to your major or career interests by conducting a Google Search on “(Name of major/career area/industry) professional associations.” Try these keywords: landscape, planning, design, sustainable, urban, natural resource, environment
  • Get involved in one of the many industry-related student groups on campus. These groups provide links to experiences, guest speakers, and discussion with like-minded students.
  • Study Abroad Information for Landscape Architecture