Bachelors in Turfgrass Science

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Program Information

We have award-winning turfgrass scientists and extension specialists teaching our classes; in addition to our state-of-the-art teaching field lab for hands-on learning, our program has classes that cover the basics of environmentally sound turfgrass management. Our graduates find careers in golf course and athletic field management, home and industrial lawn businesses, sod production, recreational park turf management, agri-business management and agri-business sales.

Sample Course Plan

first Fall Semester
Course Name Credits
Any 100-level PE 1
BIO 181 Intro Bio 4
CS 103 Intro. Crop Science 1
ENG 101 Acad. Writing and Res 4
GEP Humanities Elective 3
MA 121 Elements of Calculus 3
Total Credits 16
first Spring Semester
Course Name Credits
CH 101 Chemistry - A Molecular Science 3
CH 102 Genereal Chemistry Lab 1
Interdisciplinary Perspective Elective 3
MA 132 Comp. Math for Life Sci 1
PB 200 Plant Life 4
ST 311 Intro to Statistics 3
Total Credits 15
second Fall Semester
Course Name Credits
ARE 215 Small Bus. Actg. 3
BIO 183 Cell and Molecular Bio. 4
CS 200 Intro to Turfgrass 4
CS 290 Prof Develop in PLSOIL 1
PB 360 Into to Ecology 4
Total Credits 16
second Spring Semester
Course Name Credits
ARE 201 Intro to Agri Res Economics2,D 3
CH 220 Organic Chemistry 4
COM 110 Pub Speaking 3
EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
GEP Physical Education Elective 1
SSC 200 Soil Science 3
SSC 201 Soil Science Lab 1
Total Credits 18
third Fall Semester
Course Name Credits
ARE/BUS Elective3 BUS 225 rec. 3
CS 492 Turf External Learning Experience 3
GEP Humanities Elective 3
PP 315 Principals of Plant Pathology 4
SSC 341 Soil Fertility & Fertilizers 3
SSC 342 Soil Fertility Lab 1
Total Credits 17
third Spring Semester
Course Name Credits
CS 211 Plant Genetics 3
CS 400 Turf Cultural Systems (even years only) 3
ENG 331 Comm for Engineering & Tech 3
ENG 332 Comm for Business & Mgt. 3
ENG 333 Comm for Science & Research 3
PB 321 Intro Whole Plant Physiology 3
PY 131 Conceptual Physics 4
Total Credits 22
fourth Fall Semester
Course Name Credits
CS 414 Weed Science 4
CS 465 Environ. Issues in Turf Mgt. (evenyears only) 3
ENT 425 General Entomology 3
HS 471 Trees and Grounds 4
SSC 461 Soil Physical Properties 3
Total Credits 17
fourth Spring Semester
Course Name Credits
CS 470 Adv. Turf Pest Management 2
Free Electives 4
GEP Add. Breadth Elective (Hum /SS/VPA) 3
Interdisciplinary Perspective Elective 3
GEP Social Sciences Elective 3
Total Credits 15