Begin Date: Summer Session 1998
End Date: Spring Semester 1999
PROFESSOR THOMAS L. WATSCHKE, Program Coordinator
This major provides an integrated program of study that includes basic and applied sciences, business management courses and an internship to prepare students for careers in turfgrass management and related areas. By carefully selecting supporting courses and electives, students can adapt the program to meet a variety of professional interests and educational needs.
Employment opportunities include golf course maintenance, professional lawn care, grounds maintenance, sod production, sales and service, athletic field maintenance, and research technician.
With appropriate selection of science courses, student can prepare for graduate study leading to careers in teaching, research, and extension.
For the B.S. degree in Turfgrass Science, a minimum of 128 credits is required.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(18 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
ELECTIVES: 16 credits
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 84 credits
(This includes 18 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses, 6 credits of GQ courses, 9 credits of GN courses.)
PRESCRIBED COURSES (51 credits)
BIOL 011 GN(3), 012 GN(1), CHEM 012 GN(3), 013 GN(3) (Sem: 1-4)
BI SC 003 GN(3), BIOL 027 GN(3) (Sem: 1-2,5-6)
CMPSC 203 GQ(4), MATH 021 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-4)
GEOSC 001(3), TURF 235(3), 236(3), 237(3) (Sem: 3-8)
AGRO 402(3), 490(1), SOILS 101(3), 401(3) (Sem: 5-6)
TURF 436W(3) 495(3) (Sem: 5-8)
ADDITIONAL COURSE (3 credits)
ENGL 202C GWS(3) or 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 5-6)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (30 credits)
Select 15 credits from department professional agriculture list (Sem: 3-8)
Select 15 credits from department professional management and economics list (Sem: 3-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
The Pennsylvania State University ©1998
The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1998
Blue Sheet Item #: 26-06-003
Review Date: 6/7/99 (General Education Update)