Ornamentals, Landscape & Turf
Certificate Degree: Graduate Certificate Program Type: Online Interest: Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Program Type: International

This certificate offers you a selection of courses that focus on the turf and landscape aspects of horticulture. Core courses lend a solid science background in order for you to gain a greater understanding of how to manage turf and ornamental areas.

This basic knowledge is then interwoven with situation-oriented disease, weed and insect classes to help you advance your management knowledge.

Once complete you may also wish to pursue a Master of Science degree. 

This certificate is designed for:

  • Horticulturists employed in Extension programs.
  • Golf course superintendents.
  • City parks and recreation employees.
  • Landscape maintenance practitioners.
  • Those working in nursery/landscape-oriented garden centers.
  • Individuals wanting to use these courses to jump start into a Master of Science in Horticulture.

Tuition & Fees For Ornamentals, Landscape and Turf Program

Great Plains IDEA Program »

This program is part of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA), a consortium of 11 universities offering fully online graduate programs. Each university brings a unique strength to the multi-institution academic programs.

  • You apply, and are admitted at one university. In this case the University of Nebraska-Lincoln;
  • enroll in your courses at UNL and other Great Plains IDEA member institutions; and,
  • graduate or receive a certificate from UNL.

View GPIDEA Ornamentals, Landscape & Turf information.

Certificate: Application & Admission

Program & Courses

This is a 12 credit hour graduate certificate program.

  • Core courses (minimum of 6 credit hours)
  • Elective courses (minimum of 6 credit hours)
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Transfer Credits

Each degree program within the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is responsible for evaluating transfer credit and determining how the credit will apply to your specific degree program.

The evaluation of transfer credit is based on a review of the comparability of the nature, content and level of the learning experience and its appropriateness to the degree program.

If you're interested in transferring credit, you will need to consult with the UNL academic department associated with your major. In most instances, you will be requested to submit the respective course syllabus.

Transfer credit information for graduate degrees

Career Services

If you’re enrolled as a degree seeking student in a UNL program you’ll have access to the same career services as on-campus students. Don’t live in the immediate area? We’ll come to you by providing phone or Skype consultations.

After you graduate, the Nebraska Alumni Association will continue to help with resources and events for job seekers.


Online courses are taught by the same award-winning professors and researchers who teach on-campus classes.

Faculty advisers will help you choose courses that will define your personal and career goals while completing your degree.

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