Welcome to Plant Science and Landscape Architecture!

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Our degree programs include:

Be a part of an exciting, novel, diverse department. We address how plants and design affect climate change; food safety; and access the needs of our changing urban/peri-urban communities.

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Prospective Students

The Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) offers a number of undergraduate majors. 

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Current Students

Thank you for being part of our department! Please check out some student resources below.

If you have any additional questions please email Diana Cortez at 

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Are you a PSLA Alumni? We want to hear from you!  The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Network is one of the numerous academic networks within the University of Maryland Alumni Association that allows you to remain an active and engaged member of our community.

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Home Gardeners, Industry & Businesses

We have gathered resources that we hope will be useful to you! Please check our Resources page for more information!

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Our department and programs prepare students to excel in their future professions to make an impact on the communities we live in. Learn more about social activism and health through gardening.The Potential Correlation Between Nature Engagement in Middle Childhood Years and College Undergraduates’ Nature Engagement, Proenvironmental Attitudes, and Stress

Gardening for Health: A Regular Dose of Gardening

A Guerrilla Gardener in South Central LA

Student Spotlight: Sidra Isenberg- Environmental Horticulture

Sidra is an Agricultural Science & Technology major with specialization in Environmental Horticulture


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Alumni Spotlight- Recent PSLA Graduates Caitlin Steinthal and Marquis Barnes talk Friendship

Caitlin Steinthal (BS PLSC) and Marquis Barnes (BLA) both graduated in May of 2020. Caitlin shares how her friendship with Marquis and their similar interests made the UMD undergraduate experience a truly positive one.

Interested in sharing your student/alumni experience? Contact us today!

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