Turf Management and Science

A turfgrass manager oversees and implements management programs for the production, maintenance, and performance of a variety of turfgrass areas like golf courses, lawns, athletic fields, parks, and sod farms. Maintaining a high-quality, manicured turf that is subjected to intense use requires skill and experience. The Turf Science curriculum is centered on basic scientific principles, technical agronomic information, business/management coursework, written/oral communication and problem solving skills to prepare students to handle a wide array of potential career paths.

Turf Management and Science Website

Plan of Study

Turf Management and Science, BS

Related Career Interests

Careers in Turf Management and Science

The turfgrass industry nationwide is continuing to expand. The demand for college-educated personnel with a degree in turfgrass management is strong. Career placement for graduates in this degree option has been 100 percent over the last 10 years. The industry continually needs well qualified, technically competent turf managers.

Transfer to Turf Management and Science

Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information
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