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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

Turf Management and Science Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (40 credits)

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (73-75 credits)

Electives (5-7 credits)

  • Elective - Credit Hours: 5.00-7.00

College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements

Courses Not Applicable in Undergraduate Plans of Study - The following courses are not applicable as credit toward graduation in any College of Agriculture baccalaureate degree program: CHM 10000; ENGL 10000, 10900, 11100; ENGR 19100, 19200, 19300; MA 11100, 12300, 13300, 13400, 15100; 15555, PHYS 14900; STAT 11300, 11400; and all General Studies courses except GS 49000 - Discovery Park Undergraduate Research.  Credits earned in one of the following course - MA 15200, 15300, 15400 or MA 15800 - may be used as an unrestricted elective in the College of Agriculture undergraduate plans of study, but may not be used as a Mathematics and Sciences elective.

Program Requirements

14-15 Credits

Spring 1st Year

16 Credits

16 Credits

14 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15-16 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
  • Science, Technology & Society Selective - Credit Hours: 1.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 2.00-4.00

12-14 Credits


  • 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

World Language Courses

World Language proficiency requirements vary by program. The following list is inclusive of all world languages PWL offers for credit; for acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor.

ASL-American Sign Language ARAB-Arabic CHNS-Chinese FR-French
GER-German GREK-Greek (Ancient) HEBR-Hebrew (Biblical) HEBR-Hebrew (modern)
ITAL-Italian JPNS-Japanese KOR-Korean LATN-Latin
PTGS-Portuguese RUSS-Russian SPAN-Spanish  





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