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Sustainable Landscape Horticulture, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) , VT,
The Sustainable Landscape Horticulture program offered by University of Vermont integrates plant sciences, landscape design, business, and liberal arts. The curriculum is designed to provide students with multifaceted skills to help them succeed in the demanding horticulture industry of the 21st century. 


All students who enroll in the Sustainable Landscape Horticulture program offered by University of Vermont  complete the basic core curriculum for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), which includes communication and technology courses. In addition, students complete courses within the major, such as plant biology, ecology, plant and soil science, forestry, landscape design, agricultural economics, and small business management.

Internships and Research

Because our faculty interacts with professional landscape design firms, landscape management companies, as well as public and private gardens, there are many opportunities for off-campus internships where our students put skills to use, earn credit, and improve employment prospects. Students have worked at arboreta, botanical gardens, parks, garden centers, and nurseries to gain valuable experience and contacts.

As an undergraduate, you will also have opportunities to work with College and Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty doing research in campus laboratories, in the field at our 97-acre Horticultural Research Center, or in our state-of-the-art greenhouses. Students may also elect to join one of several clubs on campus for more experience.

Career opportunities

With a degree in Sustainable Landscape Horticulture, students may pursue a career in landscape design, contracting and management, urban forestry, owning and operating a landscaping or nursery business, or in garden center management.  Students may also go on to work for state and federal organizations including local park and recreation organizations or as part of urban renewal projects, just to name a few.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Home & Garden Horticulture
  • Intro to Ecological Agr
  • A Bug's Life
  • Special Topics
  • Entomology & Pest Mgmt
  • Weed Ecology & Management
  • Plant Pathology
  • Indoor Plants

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Official secondary school transcript sent directly to Admissions by your high school
  • Official translation of transcripts if not already in English
  • First quarter grades or mid-year grades if available
  • One letter of recommendation is required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1674 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1674 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    664 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 664 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burlington

  • 1269 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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