College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Plant Science & Landscape Architecture

Concentrations in Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA)

The Plant Science and Landscape Architecture programs prepare students for careers and graduate study. Students in PSLA can choose from the 3 majors* offered:

  • Agricultural Science and Technology Program is a science based curriculum that allows students to obtain technological skills in a broad area of agricultural studies. Agricultural Science and Technology students are required to choose a specialization in Agronomy or Environmental Horticulture. Students take courses in agronomy or environmental horticulture, plant science, agricultural economics, animal sciences, environmental science, and pest management. We also have a dual degree option in Agricultural Education!
    • Key words: agronomy, environmental horticulture, agricultural education, agricultural engineering, soil science, greenhouse management, container nursery production, fresh fruit and vegetable production, plant protection, food safety, education,
  • Landscape Architecture Program helps landscape architects lead, educate, and participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our built and natural environments.
    • Key words: design, urban agriculture, planning, community, sustainable planning, management,
  • Plant Science Program combines basic science courses with applied technical classes to prepare students for the many and varied careers in this growing field.  Students seeking a Plant Science degree must complete requirements in one of the following areas of concentration:  landscape management, plant biology, turf and golf course management, or urban forestry.
    • Key words: biochemistry, cell biology, ecology, molecular genetics, pathology, and physiology, business, management, entrepreneurship, design, turfgrass, plant biology, trees and forest ecology, business management, food safety,

If you are unsure which major to declare or just want to compare the three majors we offer please feel free to review our "Finding your Major" document as well as the "Areas of Interest" document that we hope will aid you in understanding our programs better!

Undergraduate Directors

 Plant Sciences 

Dr. Gary Coleman

Landscape Architecture 

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Agriculture Science &  Technology

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  • Dr. Bill Phillips
  • Assistant Clinical Professor
  • 301-405-1061
  • billii@umd.edu
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