Turf Management trains students for management opportunities ranging from sod production to the establishment and maintenance of private and public grounds. Turfgrass managers are supervisors for golf courses, ski resorts, sports fields, and parks departments. Turfgrass professionals manage and train personnel, draw up work contracts, and allocate labor and financial resources efficiently. Graduates develop expertise in production and maintenance of ornamental and functional turfgrass areas with supplemental courses in nursery and landscape management, plant and soil science, business management, and irrigation design. An internship is required to ensure graduates have practical experience, furthering their learning opportunities.

Effective Fall 2013

Freshman
AUCCCredits
AGRI 192 or 292Orientation to Agricultural Systems
Transfer Seminar
 1
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)3C3
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)3A4
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)3A4
CHEM 108Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
HORT 100Horticultural Science3A4
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)1B1
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Elective 3
 Total Credits 29
Sophomore
 
BUS 150 or CS 110Business Computing Concepts and Applications
Personal Computing
 3-4
CHEM 245Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 4
HORT 221Landscape Plants 4
HORT 487Internship 3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science 4
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Arts and Humanities3B6
 Total Credits 27-28
Junior
 
BSPM 361Elements of Plant Pathology 3
BZ 440Plant Physiology 3
HORT 321Nursery Production and Management4A4
HORT 341Turfgrass Management 3
HORT 464AArboriculture 3
SOCR 350Soil Fertility Management 3
Advanced Writing23
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives1 8
 Total Credits 33
Senior
 
BSPM 302Applied and General Entomology 2
BSPM 303BEntomology Laboratory: Horticultural 1
BSPM 308Ecology and Management of Weeds4B3
HORT 370Landscape Irrigation 1
HORT 441Turfgrass Science4C3
HORT 465Landscape Estimating 3
MGT 305Fundamentals of Management 3
SOCR 370Irrigation Principles 2
Electives1 12-13
 Total Credits 30-31
 Program Total Credits: 120
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Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level).

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   1
Orientation to Agricultural Systems    
Transfer Seminar    
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1) X3A4
HORT 100Horticultural Science  3A4
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)X 1B1
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)  3C3
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)X 3A4
CHEM 108Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)  3A1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)X 1A3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   14
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Business Computing Concepts and Applications    
Personal Computing    
CHEM 245Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry   4
HORT 221Landscape Plants   4
Arts and Humanities  3B3
 Total Credits   14
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HORT 487Internship   3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil ScienceX  4
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
HORT 100 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   13
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HORT 341Turfgrass Management   3
HORT 464AArboriculture   3
SOCR 350Soil Fertility Management   3
Advanced Writing  23
Electives   4
BZ 120 must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BSPM 361Elements of Plant Pathology   3
BZ 440Plant Physiology   3
HORT 321Nursery Production and Management  4A4
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Electives    4
HORT 221 must be completed by the end of Semester 6.X   
 Total Credits   17
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BSPM 302Applied and General EntomologyX  2
BSPM 303BEntomology Laboratory: HorticulturalX  1
BSPM 308Ecology and Management of WeedsX 4B3
HORT 465Landscape EstimatingX  3
Electives   6
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HORT 370Landscape IrrigationX  1
HORT 441Turfgrass ScienceX 4C3
MGT 305Fundamentals of ManagementX  3
SOCR 370Irrigation PrinciplesX  2
ElectivesX  7
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   16
 Program Total Credits:   120