University Catalog 2023-2024

Turfgrass Management (AAS)

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

The Turfgrass Management program is designed for students who have an appreciation for working outdoors or for the challenge of creating and maintaining beautiful surroundings.

Turfgrass managers establish and maintain grasses for functional (erosion control), recreational, and ornamental purposes. They manage people and budgets and use their knowledge of plants and soils to produce high-quality, visually-appealing turfgrass areas. There are ample employment opportunities for well-trained managers in this industry. 

Career possibilities include:

  • Lawn Care
  • Athletic Field Manager
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Parks and Recreation Management
  • Sod Production and Installation

To learn more about this major, including contact information, please visit our website.

Mrs. Emily Erickson
Program Coordinator and Advisor

Plan Requirements

CS 101Field Crop and Turfgrass Management Orientation1
WRT 111Expository Writing 13
WRT 114Professional Writing, Research and Reporting 13
MAA 102Mathematics in Agriculture and Related Sciences 13
MA 103Topics in Contemporary Mathematics3
General Requirements
ARE 201Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics3
ARE 115Agribusiness Accounting3
SOC 203Current Social Problems3
GEP US Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion3
Physical Education
GEP Health and Exercise Studies1
Major Requirements
CS 121Turfgrasses and Their Uses3
CS 122Principles of Turfgrass Management3
CS 154Turf Weed and Disease Management3
CS 155Advanced Turf Management3
CS 190Turf Seminar1
HS 111Plant Identification3
HS 115Plant Growth and Development3
HS 162Landscape Maintenance3
ENT 121Pesticides and Their Utilization3
ENT 163Ornamental & Turf Insects3
SSC 112Principles of Soil Science4
SSC 151Fertilizers and Soil Fertility3
Free Electives
Free Electives 23
Total Hours64

Semester Sequence

This is a sample.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
WRT 111 Expository Writing 1 3
CS 101 Field Crop and Turfgrass Management Orientation 1
CS 121 Turfgrasses and Their Uses 3
HS 115 Plant Growth and Development 3
HS 111 Plant Identification 3
SSC 112 Principles of Soil Science 4
Spring Semester
WRT 114 Professional Writing, Research and Reporting 1 3
ARE 115 Agribusiness Accounting 3
MAA 102 Mathematics in Agriculture and Related Sciences 2 3
CS 122 Principles of Turfgrass Management 3
CS 190 Turf Seminar 1
Free Elective 3
Second Year
Fall Semester
MA 103A Topics in Contemporary Mathematics 3
CS 154 Turf Weed and Disease Management 3
CS 155 Advanced Turf Management 3
ENT 121 Pesticides and Their Utilization 3
HS 162 Landscape Maintenance 3
Spring Semester
ARE 201A Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics 3
ENT 163 Ornamental & Turf Insects 3
SOC 203A Current Social Problems 3
SSC 151 Fertilizers and Soil Fertility 3
GEP US Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
 Total Hours64