Turfgrass Management Major

Turfgrass Management Major

Available at: Athens

Increasing interest in outdoor recreational activities as well as aesthetically appealing landscaped areas has created a demand for professional turfgrass managers. The curriculum is designed for maximum flexibility that allows students the opportunity to select one of two paths depending on their interest and future goals. Both paths will enable students the ability to secure a multitude of jobs, as well as to enter graduate school. Students completing the turfgrass management curriculum will be knowledgeable in all aspects of plant and soil science. Particular emphasis is placed on learning environmentally sound strategies for controlling common turfgrass pests such as weeds, insects, and diseases. A careful balance of applied and basic sciences with courses in economics, business management, and accounting combined with on-the-job training opportunities will prepare students for an exciting career in the turfgrass/landscape industry.

What does a Turfgrass Management Major Study?


View the required Turfgrass Management courses and available electives in the UGA Bulletin. You will determine the right courses to match your interests with assistance from your advisor.


To prepare for courses to earn a Turfgrass Management degree we recommend you:

  • Work or volunteer for a local golf course
  • Work or volunteer for a local athletic department
  • Work or volunteer for a local landscape company
  • Participate in Georgia Plant Science Scholars (GAPSS)

What can a Turfgrass Management student do outside of class?

Hands-On Learning

  • Labs in the classroom and field
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Internship opportunities with golf courses, athletic departments, turf sales companies, lawn maintenance contractors, and sod producers
  • Study abroad opportunities

What jobs can I get with a Turfgrass Management degree?

Turfgrass Management

Career Potential

  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Athletic Field Manager
  • Sod Producer
  • Private Consultant/Contractor
  • Industry Sales Agent
  • Turfgrass Researcher/Educator

Entry-Level Salary

$33,000 to $48,000

How do I pay for college?


Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) awards scholarships to students enrolled in our majors.

Go to CAES Scholarships.

Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, visit the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid.

  • CAES Office of Academic Affairs
  • 102 Conner Hall
  • Athens, Georgia 30602
  • 706-542-1611

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