The minor in Turfgrass Management provides an introduction to the management and maintenance of turfgrasses used for aesthetics (residential and commercial lawns, parks, institutional grounds), recreation (golf courses, athletic and sports fields), and functional purposes (sod farms, highway medians, inland and coastal erosion control sites, conservation). This minor will also assist those interested in sales, marketing, or any other business aspects of industries associated with turfgrass and ornamental horticulture.
All students are required to complete a minimum of 16 credits including:
- TURF 1100, 3200/W, 3800; SOIL 2120.
- And any two of the following: TURF 3100, 3300, 3400, 3720; SOIL 3520.
At least 12 credits must not duplicate courses used to satisfy the 36 credit requirement for the student’s major, or for another minor in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. Students must earn a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher for all courses listed above.
The minor is offered by the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture.