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  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Catalog

Turf Management and Science, BS


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About the Program

This major is for students interested in a career as a professional turf manager. A turf manager oversees and implements cultural management programs for the maintenance, production, conditioning and performance of a wide variety of turf areas like lawns, athletic fields, golf courses, parks, and sod farms. Managing a visually pleasing and manicured turf that is subject to intense use requires a foundation of technical expertise, the ability to make precise management decisions and a wealth of practical experience. The Turf Science and Management curriculum is based in scientific principles, while also providing the technical information, business/management, written/oral communication, and problem solving coursework and skills to promote managerial success. This Bachelor of Science degree broadly prepares students to handle a wide array of potential career paths in the Turf Industry.

Turf Management and Science Website

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (19 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (94-95 credits)


Electives (6-7 credits)


  • Elective - Credit Hours: 6.00-7.00

College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements


  • 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
  • 32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue
  • 9 credits International Understanding
  • 3 credits Multicultural Awareness
  • 9 credits of Hum and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Program Requirements


15-16 Credits


15 Credits


16 Credits


14 Credits


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


16 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Business/Management Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Business/Management Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Turf Management Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • UCC Science, Technology & Society Selective - Credit Hours: 1.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 3.00-4.00

13-14 Credits


Notes


2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

Official and complete prerequisite lists are in the course catalog; the incomplete listing presented here regards this program and course sequencing.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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