Turfgrass Science and Management - Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Turfgrass managers help build, maintain, and manage golf courses, athletic fields, parks, and other recreational areas. The curriculum of each option allows you to focus on a specific segment of the turfgrass industry. All majors are required to pursue two internships with a golf course, parks department, athletic field, lawn care operator or other acceptable turfgrass segment. A grade of C- or above in all Core & Option credits is required.

Option: Athletic Field

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition Level 1 1
English Composition Level 2 1
Oral Communications 1
Area II: Mathematics3
College Algebra 23
Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences
Area III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences 11
General Chemistry I4
General Chemistry II4
Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective3
Cellular and Organismal Biology3
Viewing A Wide World 36
Two courses from seperate colleges, from VWW list (designated "V"). One of the two must be in a college other than your own. Both courses must be outside your major department (including cross listsed courses).
Departmental/College Requirements
Core Requirements I
EPWS 311Introduction to Weed Science4
EPWS 314Plant Physiology3
HORT 377Introduction to Turfgrass Management4
HORT 378Turfgrass Science4
HORT 391Internship (two internships)1-6
HORT 447Seminar1
HORT 479Advanced Turfgrass Science3
SOIL 252Soils3
Core Requirements II
Select 27 credits from the following:27
Organic Chemistry4
Economic Entomology3
Plant Pathology4
Introductory Plant Science4
Ornamental Plants I4
Ornamental Plants II4
Special Topics1-4
Landscape Design3
Principles of Crop Production4
Special Topics1-4
Plant Breeding3
Plant Mineral Nutrition3
Diagnosing Plant Disorders3
Soils3
Soils Laboratory1
Soil Management and Fertility3
Soil Management and Fertility Lab1
Soil Chemistry3
Irrigation and Drainage3
Soil Microbiology3
Soil Microbiology Laboratory1
Environmental Soil Physics3
Environmental Soil Physics Laboratory1
Intermediate Spanish II3
Athletic Field Option Coursework
Choose seven credits from the following:7
Sports and the Law3
Beginning Soccer1
Racquet Sports2
Designing Student Centered Afterschool Physical Activity Clubs3
Choose six credits from the following:6
Principles of Food and Agribusiness Management3
Natural Resource Economics3
Water Resource Economics3
The Economics of Sports3
Introduction to Finance3
Financial Analysis and Markets
Human Relations in Organizations3
Human Behavior in Organizations
Human Resources Management3
Intermediate Spanish II3
Choose three credits from the following:3
Small Engine Technology3
Special Topics1-4
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 415-10
Total Credits120

Option: Golf Course

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition Level 1 1
English Composition Level 2 1
Oral Communications 1
Area II: Mathematics3
College Algebra 23
Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences
Area III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences 11
General Chemistry I4
General Chemistry II4
Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective3
Cellular and Organismal Biology3
Viewing A Wide World 36
Two courses from seperate colleges, from VWW list (designated "V"). One of the two must be in a college other than your own. Both courses must be outside your major department (including cross listsed courses).
Departmental/College Requirements
Core Requirements I
EPWS 311Introduction to Weed Science4
EPWS 314Plant Physiology3
HORT 377Introduction to Turfgrass Management4
HORT 378Turfgrass Science4
HORT 391Internship (two internships)1-6
HORT 447Seminar1
HORT 479Advanced Turfgrass Science3
SOIL 252Soils3
Core Requirements II
Select 27 credits from the following:27
Organic Chemistry4
Economic Entomology3
Plant Pathology4
Introductory Plant Science4
Ornamental Plants I4
Ornamental Plants II4
Special Topics1-4
Landscape Design3
Principles of Crop Production4
Special Topics1-4
Plant Breeding3
Plant Mineral Nutrition3
Diagnosing Plant Disorders3
Soils3
Soils Laboratory1
Soil Management and Fertility3
Soil Management and Fertility Lab1
Soil Chemistry3
Irrigation and Drainage3
Soil Microbiology3
Soil Microbiology Laboratory1
Environmental Soil Physics3
Environmental Soil Physics Laboratory1
Intermediate Spanish II3
Golf Course Coursework
Choose two courses from the following:6
Principles of Food and Agribusiness Management3
Sports and the Law3
Natural Resource Economics3
Water Resource Economics3
The Economics of Sports3
Introduction to Finance3
Financial Analysis and Markets
Human Relations in Organizations3
Human Behavior in Organizations
Human Resources Management3
Sports Marketing3
Choose six credits from the following:6
Introductory Microbiology3
General Microbiology3
Plant Taxonomy3
Structure and Function of Plants3
Organic Chemistry4
Economic Entomology3
Plant Pathology4
Advanced Integrated Pest Management3
Choose three credits from the following:3
Small Engine Technology3
Special Topics1-4
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 416-11
Total Credits120

Option: Turfgrass Business

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition Level 1 1
English Composition Level 2 1
Oral Communications 1
Area II: Mathematics3
College Algebra 23
Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences
Area III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences 11
General Chemistry I4
General Chemistry II4
Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective3
Cellular and Organismal Biology3
Viewing A Wide World 36
Two courses from seperate colleges, from VWW list (designated "V"). One of the two must be in a college other than your own. Both courses must be outside your major department (including cross listsed courses).
Departmental/College Requirements
Core Requirements I
EPWS 311Introduction to Weed Science4
EPWS 314Plant Physiology3
HORT 377Introduction to Turfgrass Management4
HORT 378Turfgrass Science4
HORT 391Internship (two internships)1-6
HORT 447Seminar1
HORT 479Advanced Turfgrass Science3
SOIL 252Soils3
Core Requirements II
Select 27 credits from the following:27
Organic Chemistry4
Economic Entomology3
Plant Pathology4
Introductory Plant Science4
Ornamental Plants I4
Ornamental Plants II4
Special Topics1-4
Landscape Design3
Principles of Crop Production4
Special Topics1-4
Plant Breeding3
Plant Mineral Nutrition3
Diagnosing Plant Disorders3
Soils3
Soils Laboratory1
Soil Management and Fertility3
Soil Management and Fertility Lab1
Soil Chemistry3
Irrigation and Drainage3
Soil Microbiology3
Soil Microbiology Laboratory1
Environmental Soil Physics3
Environmental Soil Physics Laboratory1
Intermediate Spanish II3
Turfgrass Business Coursework
Choose two courses from the following:6
Human Relations in Organizations3
Human Behavior in Organizations
Human Resources Management3
Training and Development3
Intermediate Spanish II3
Choose one course from the following:3
A Survey of Accounting3
Principles of Food and Agribusiness Management3
Sports and the Law3
Natural Resource Economics3
Water Resource Economics3
The Economics of Sports3
Introduction to Finance3
Financial Analysis and Markets
Supply Chain Management3
Introduction to Marketing3
Principles of Marketing
Choose six credits from the following:6
Small Engine Technology3
Organic Chemistry4
Economic Entomology3
Plant Pathology4
Advanced Integrated Pest Management3
Special Topics1-4
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 416-11
Total Credits120

Option: Turfgrass Science

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition Level 1 1
English Composition Level 2 1
Oral Communications 1
Area II: Mathematics3
College Algebra 23
Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences
Area III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences 11
General Chemistry I4
General Chemistry II4
Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective3
Cellular and Organismal Biology3
Viewing A Wide World 36
Two courses from seperate colleges, from VWW list (designated "V"). One of the two must be in a college other than your own. Both courses must be outside your major department (including cross listsed courses).
Departmental/College Requirements
Core Requirements I
EPWS 311Introduction to Weed Science4
EPWS 314Plant Physiology3
HORT 377Introduction to Turfgrass Management4
HORT 378Turfgrass Science4
HORT 391Internship (two internships)1-6
HORT 447Seminar1
HORT 479Advanced Turfgrass Science3
SOIL 252Soils3
Core Requirements II
Select 27 credits from the following:27
Organic Chemistry4
Economic Entomology3
Plant Pathology4
Introductory Plant Science4
Ornamental Plants I4
Ornamental Plants II4
Special Topics1-4
Landscape Design3
Principles of Crop Production4
Special Topics1-4
Plant Breeding3
Plant Mineral Nutrition3
Diagnosing Plant Disorders3
Soils3
Soils Laboratory1
Soil Management and Fertility3
Soil Management and Fertility Lab1
Soil Chemistry3
Irrigation and Drainage3
Soil Microbiology3
Soil Microbiology Laboratory1
Environmental Soil Physics3
Environmental Soil Physics Laboratory1
Intermediate Spanish II3
Turfgrass Science Coursework
Choose six credits from the following:6
Statistical Applications3
Statistical Methods and Data Analysis3
Survey of Biochemistry4
Biochemistry I3
Introductory Microbiology3
General Microbiology3
Structure and Function of Plants3
Organic Chemistry4
Choose six credits from the following:6
Economic Entomology3
Plant Pathology4
Environmental Behavior of Pesticides3
Advanced Integrated Pest Management3
Water Resource Economics3
Choose six credits from the following:6
Small Engine Technology3
Sports and the Law3
Natural Resource Economics3
The Economics of Sports3
Introduction to Finance3
Financial Analysis and Markets3
Special Topics1-4
Human Behavior in Organizations3
Human Relations in Organizations
Human Resources Management3
Supply Chain Management3
Sports Marketing3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 413-8
Total Credits120