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.

Requirements
Core Requirements I
CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I4
CHEM 112GGeneral Chemistry II4
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
MATH 121GCollege Algebra3
or MATH 142G Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences
SOIL 252Soils3
BIOL 211GCellular and Organismal Biology3
Core Requirements II
Select 27 credits from the following: 127
Organic Chemistry4
Economic Entomology3
Plant Pathology4
Introductory Plant Science4
Athletic Field and Golf Course Management1
Ornamental Plants I4
Ornamental Plants II4
Plant Propagation3
Special Topics1-4
Principles of Genetics3
Landscape Design3
Principles of Crop Production4
Special Topics1-4
Plant Breeding3
Plant Mineral Nutrition3
Diagnosing Plant Disorders3
Intermediate Golf1
Soils3
Soils Laboratory1
Soil Management and Fertility3
Soil Management and Fertility Lab1
Soils and Land Use3
Soil Chemistry3
Irrigation and Drainage3
Soil Microbiology3
Soil Microbiology Laboratory1
Environmental Soil Physics3
Environmental Soil Physics Laboratory1
Intermediate Spanish II3
Program Options
Select 15-18 credits from one of the following options:15-18
Athletic Field Management Athletics
Golf Course Management
Turfgrass Business
Turfgrass Science
Total Credits79-87
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with a grade of C- or above in Core Requirements II

Option: Athletic Field Management Athletics

Required Courses
Select 7 credits from the following:7
Sports and the Law3
Beginning Soccer1
Intermediate Golf1
Theory of Coaching I3
Racquet Sports2
Designing Student Centered Afterschool Physical Activity Clubs3
Business
Select two 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
Technical
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Small Engine Technology3
Special Topics1-4
Total Credits16

Option: Golf Course Management

Required Courses
Business
Select two 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
Science
Select 6 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
Technical
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Small Engine Technology3
Special Topics1-4
Total Credits15

Option: Turfgrass Business

Required Courses
Personnel Management
Select two from the following:6
Human Relations in Organizations3
Human Behavior in Organizations
Human Resources Management3
Training and Development3
The Management of Diversity3
Intermediate Spanish II3
Economics and Finance
Select one 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
Science and Technical
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Small Engine Technology3
Organic Chemistry4
Economic Entomology3
Plant Pathology4
Advanced Integrated Pest Management3
Special Topics1-4
Total Credits15

Option: Turfgrass Science

Required Courses
Science I
Select 6 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
Science II
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Economic Entomology3
Plant Pathology4
Environmental Behavior of Pesticides3
Advanced Integrated Pest Management3
Water Resource Economics3
Business and Technical
Select 6 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
Total Credits18