Turf Science and Management

College of Agriculture

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 Science and Management Website

Plan of Study

 

Contact Information

Agronomy
agronomy@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-4773

Careers

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.


Related Career Interests

Agriculture

Environment and Ecology

Science and Research