When most people think of architecture, they imagine skyscrapers. Plants and greenery rarely cross their minds. However, landscape architecture majors play a huge role in making cities, buildings, and homes a little more inviting and pleasant. Landscape architects design outdoor spaces, which can be just as important to the end result as a building architect's work.
The major covers a lot of territory and requires extensive research that is suited to your unique interests. You'll receive detailed instructions in soils, geology and hydrology, groundcovers, project and site planning, history and theory, and laws and regulations surrounding outdoor spaces.
It goes without saying that employment opportunities are easy to find. According to the latest numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for landscape architects will increase by 14 percent from 2012-2022. Whether you're looking for employment as an urban and regional planner, landscaper and groundskeeper, environmental scientist, landscape architect, or as a forester technician, your opportunities will be plentiful.