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Turfgrass Science



turfgrass science


Other/Related Variations

·       Outdoor Product Design & Development

·       Sports & Urban Turfgrass Management

·       Turfgrass & Golf Course Management

·       Turfgrass Science & Management



Degree Type/Duration

·       Associate’s Degree (2 years)

·       Bachelors’ Degree (4 years)

·       Master’s Degree (Varies)




Turfgrass science programs lay a solid foundation for the principles and practices of managing golf, sports, lawn and utility turfs.


Coursework may cover the following areas: Soil Science, Plant Biology, Chemistry, Turfgrass Management, Weed Science, Plant Pathology, Plant Physiology, Turfgrass Disease, Turfgrass Selection, Urban and Sports Turf, Irrigation & Drainage, Pest Management, Pesticides, Edaphology, Turf Nutrition, Labor & Employment Law, Resource Management




·       Golf Course Management

·       Sports Turf Management

·       Turfgrass Management



Potential Career Paths


·       Athletic Turf Manager

·       Horticulturalist

·       Irrigation Specialist

·       Landscape Technician

·       Landscape Designer

·       Golf Course Superintendent



Additional Opportunities/Recommendations

·       Certifications & licensure available

·       Apprenticeship

·       Internship or work experience related to landscaping, turfgrass management, or horticulture

·       Study abroad

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