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.
Points of Pride
- Excellent career placement in golf course, athletic field, and general turfgrass management positions
- Students are individually advised by faculty directly involved in instruction and turfgrass research
- Opportunities to participate in applied research at the Daniel Turfgrass Research and Diagnostic Center located on campus
- Opportunities for work experiences at Purdue’s athletic field complexes and the 36-hole Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex located on campus
- Most students participate in practical internship opportunities each summer
- International study and internship experiences available