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: Mathematics
MATH 1220GCollege Algebra 23
or MATH 1430G Applications of Calculus I
Area III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences 11
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective
BIOL 2110GPrinciples of Biology: Cellular and Molecular 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 2110Introduction to Soil Science3
Core Requirements II
Select 27 credits from the following:27
Survey of Organic Chemistry and Laboratory4
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
Introduction to Soil Science
and Introduction to Soil Science Laboratory
4
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
Spanish IV3
Athletic Field Option Coursework
Choose ten credits from the following:10
Principles of Food and Agribusiness Management3
Sports and the Law3
Natural Resource Economics3
Water Resource Economics3
Introduction to Finance3
Financial Analysis and Markets
Human Behavior in Organizations3
Human Resources Management3
Spanish IV3
Choose six credits from the following:6
Small Engine Technology3
Special Topics1-4
Team Sport:1
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 410-15
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: Mathematics
MATH 1220GCollege Algebra 23
or MATH 1430G Applications of Calculus I
Area III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences 11
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective
BIOL 2110GPrinciples of Biology: Cellular and Molecular 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 2110Introduction to Soil Science3
Core Requirements II
Select 27 credits from the following:27
Survey of Organic Chemistry and Laboratory4
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
Introduction to Soil Science
and Introduction to Soil Science Laboratory
4
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
Spanish IV3
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
Introduction to Finance3
Financial Analysis and Markets
Human Behavior in Organizations3
Human Resources Management3
Sports Marketing3
Choose six credits from the following:6
Microbiology3
General Microbiology3
Plant Taxonomy3
Structure and Function of Plants3
Survey of Organic Chemistry and Laboratory4
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 120 411-16
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: Mathematics
MATH 1220GCollege Algebra 23
or MATH 1430G Applications of Calculus I
Area III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences 11
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective
BIOL 2110GPrinciples of Biology: Cellular and Molecular 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 2110Introduction to Soil Science3
Core Requirements II
Select 27 credits from the following:27
Survey of Organic Chemistry and Laboratory4
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
Introduction to Soil Science
and Introduction to Soil Science Laboratory
4
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
Spanish IV3
Turfgrass Business Coursework
Choose two courses from the following:6
Human Behavior in Organizations3
Human Resources Management3
Training and Development3
Spanish IV3
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
Introduction to Finance3
Financial Analysis and Markets
Supply Chain Management3
Principles of Marketing3
Principles of Marketing
Choose six credits from the following:6
Small Engine Technology3
Survey of Organic Chemistry and Laboratory4
Economic Entomology3
Plant Pathology4
Advanced Integrated Pest Management3
Special Topics1-4
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 411-16
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: Mathematics
MATH 1220GCollege Algebra 23
or MATH 1430G Applications of Calculus I
Area III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences 11
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective
BIOL 2110GPrinciples of Biology: Cellular and Molecular 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 2110Introduction to Soil Science3
Core Requirements II
Select 27 credits from the following:27
Survey of Organic Chemistry and Laboratory4
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
Introduction to Soil Science
and Introduction to Soil Science Laboratory
4
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
Spanish IV3
Turfgrass Science Coursework
Choose six credits from the following:6
Statistical Applications3
Survey of Biochemistry4
Biochemistry I3
Microbiology3
General Microbiology3
Structure and Function of Plants3
Survey of Organic Chemistry and Laboratory4
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
Introduction to Finance3
Financial Analysis and Markets3
Sports and the Law3
Natural Resource Economics3
Special Topics1-4
Human Behavior in Organizations3
Human Resources Management3
Supply Chain Management3
Sports Marketing3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 48-13
Total Credits120

Option: Athletic Field

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

For a suggested plan of study for this option please speak to your advisor.

Option: Golf Course

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1220G College Algebra and ENGL 1110G Composition I . The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
MATH 1220G College Algebra (C- or better) 1 3
ENGL 1110G Composition I (C- or better) 1 4
HORT 1115G Introductory Plant Science (C- or better) 4
CHEM 1215G General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors (C- or better) 1 4
ACES 1120 Freshman Orientation (C- or better) 1
ACES 1210 Financial Fitness for College Students (C- or better) 1
 Credits17
Semester 2
AXED 2120G Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture (C- or better) 3
BIOL 2110G
BIOL 2110L
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory (C- or better)
4
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication (C- or better) 1 3
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science Course 2 3
Area V: Humanities Course (C- or better) 2 3
 Credits16
Second Year
Semester 1
CHEM 1225G General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors (C- or better) 1 4
HORT 2110 Ornamental Plants I (C- or better) 4
EPWS 311 Introduction to Weed Science (C- or better) 1 4
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science Course (C- or better) 2 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
EPWS 314 Plant Physiology (C- or better) 1 3
HORT 2160 Plant Propagation (C- or better) 3
SOIL 2110 Introduction to Soil Science (C- or better) 1 3
Turfgrass Option Elective Course (C- or better) 3
Turfgrass Core Elective Course (C- or better) 3
 Credits15
Third Year
Semester 1
HORT 2120 Ornamental Plants II (C- or better) 4
HORT 377 Introduction to Turfgrass Management (C- or better) 1 4
HORT 391 Internship (C- or better) 3
SOIL 424 Soil Chemistry (C- or better) 1 3
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course (C- or better) 3 3
 Credits17
Semester 2
AXED 303 Small Engine Technology (C- or better) 3
EPWS 303 Economic Entomology (C- or better) 1 3
HORT 378 Turfgrass Science (C- or better) 1 4
HORT 471 Plant Mineral Nutrition (C- or better) 1 3
SOIL 312
312 L
Soil Management and Fertility
and Soil Management and Fertility Lab (C- or better) 1
4
 Credits17
Fourth Year
Semester 1
ECON 337V Natural Resource Economics (C- or better) 1 3
EPWS 310 Plant Pathology (C- or better) 1 4
HORT 307 Landscape Design (C- or better) 1 3
HORT 391 Internship (C- or better) 3
Viewing a Wider World (C- or better) 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
HORT 479 Advanced Turfgrass Science (C- or better) 1 3
HORT 447 Seminar (C- or better) 1
SOIL 456 Irrigation and Drainage (C- or better) 3
 Credits7
 Total Credits120

Option: Turfgrass Business

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

For a suggested plan of study for this option please speak to your advisor.

Option: Turfgrass Science

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

For a suggested plan of study for this option please speak to your advisor.