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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Turfgrass Science and Management

University Park, College of Agricultural Sciences (2 TSM)
World Campus

PROFESSOR ANDREW S. McNITT, Program Coordinator
445 ASI Building
814-863-1368
asm4@psu.edu

The Turfgrass Science and Management (2 TSM) major prepares graduates for the Bachelor of Science in Turfgrass Science (TURF) program or direct entry into the work place. The primary objective of this major is to train current/future turfgrass facility managers in communicative and mathematical skills, and initiate student mastery of technical aspects unique to management of turfgrass systems.

Graduates of this program are qualified to support golf course, landscape, and athletic field maintenance operations; production of sod commodities; equipment sales and service; and technical research programs. Graduates may also apply their credits to pursue completion of Baccalaureate programs such as Soil Science, Environmental Resource Management, Recreation and Parks Management, and Turfgrass Science (TURF). Students who plan to continue in the TURF degree program should meet with their advisors regarding entrance to major and other requirements.

For the Associate in Science degree in Turfgrass Science and Management, a minimum of 61 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 21 credits
(15 of these 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this Bulletin.)

UNITED STATES CULTURES OR INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS course selections) (Sem: 1-4)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR) (Sem:1-4)

ELECTIVES: 3 credits (Sem: 1-4)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 52 credits
(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GWS courses; 3 credits of GH courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (31 credits)
BIOL 011 GN(3), CHEM 202(3), ENGL 015 GWS(3), ENT 317(3)[1], MATH 021 GQ(3), PHIL 103W GH(3), SOILS 101 GN(3)[1], TURF 230(1)[1], TURF 235(3)[1], TURF 238(3)[1], TURF 295(3) (Sem: 1-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from CHEM 101 GN(3) or CHEM 110 GN(3) (Sem: 1-2)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (18 credits)
Select 9 credits from department professional agriculture list (Sem: 1-4)
Select 9 credits from department professional management and economics list, 3 of the 9 credits must be from bolded sub-list (Sem: 1-4)

[1]Classes in which students pursuing the 2 TSM degree must earn a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2012

Blue Sheet Item #: 41-03-004

Review Date: 11/13/2012