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Turfgrass Science

University Park, College of Agricultural Sciences (TURF)
World Campus

PROFESSOR ANDREW McNITT, 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.

Entrance Requirement: A student wishing to transfer into the Turfgrass Science program must have completed CHEM 101 GN(3) or CHEM 110 GN(3) 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 120 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 this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS course selections)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selections)

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

ELECTIVES: 4 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 89 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 (49 credits)
BIOL 127 GN(3), CHEM 202(3)[1], CMPSC 203 GQ(4), MATH 21 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-4)
SOILS 101 GN(3)[1], TURF 230(1)[1], TURF 235(3)[1], TURF 495(3)[1](Sem: 3-4)
ENT 317(3)[1], PPEM 412(3)[1], TURF 238(3)[1], TURF 434(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
ASM 307(3), TURF 425(3)[1], TURF 435(4)[1], TURF 436(3)[1], TURF 490(1)[1] (Sem: 6-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (13 credits)
BIOL 11 GN(3), BIOL 12 GN(1); or BIOL 110 GN(4) (Sem: 1-4)
CHEM 101 GN(3)[1] or CHEM 110 GN(3)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
METEO 3 GN(3) or METEO 101 GN(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ENGL 202C GWS(3) or ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 5-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (27 credits)
Select 12 credits from department professional agriculture list (Sem: 1-8)
Select 15 credits from department professional management and economics list (Sem: 1-8)

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

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2012

Blue Sheet Item #: 41-02-003

Review Date: 10/02/2012

UCA Revision #1: 8/14/06

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