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Turfgrass Science (TURF) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1998
End Date: Spring Semester 2005

Turfgrass Science (TURF) - ARCHIVE

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, students can prepare for graduate study leading to careers in teaching, research, and extension.

A student wishing to transfer into the Turfgrass Science program must have completed CHEM 012 GN(3) and CHEM 013 GN(3) or CHEM 034(3) for a total of six credits and received a grade of C or better in each course prior to declaring the major.

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: 45 credits
(18 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selections)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selections)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 17 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), BIOL 012 GN(1), CHEM 012 GN(3), CHEM 034(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)[1], TURF 236(3)[1], TURF 237(3)[1] (Sem: 3-8)
AGRO 402(3), AGRO 490(1), SOILS 101 GN(3)[1], SOILS 401(3) (Sem: 5-6)
TURF 436W(3)[1], TURF 495(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
ENGL 202C GWS(3) or ENGL 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)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.


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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.

This electronic Undergraduate Bulletin is a version of the official bulletin of The Pennsylvania State University. It is suggested that users refer to this electronic bulletin when seeking the latest information about the University's academic programs and courses. Printed versions of the Bulletin are also official copies of the programs, courses, and policies in effect at the time of printing. Programmatic expectations for general education are those in effect at the time of admission to degree candidacy, and college and major requirements are those in effect at the time of entry to college and major. These are accurately indicated in each student's degree audit.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1998

Blue Sheet Item #: 26-06-003

Review Date: 1/20/04

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