Golf and Turf Management, BS

With a degree in Golf & Turf Management from the University of Minnesota, Crookston you are ready to work in the green industry. Career opportunities include golf course superintendent, sports turf manager, professional lawn care manager, sod producer, grounds maintenance, sales, governmental or private sector turfgrass consultant. The State of Minnesota has over 500 golf courses, which provides students with internship opportunities and jobs. Seize the opportunity to learn hands on at the U of M, Crookston.

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Key Features

  • The Golf & Turf Management degree provides students with skills and experiences to build and maintain beautiful and functional turfgrass environments. Extensive coursework in plant science, horticulture, and turfgrass science helps students develop technical skills. Complementary courses in recreation management and human relations skills provide background for managing employees and working with customers.
  • Student learning blends hands-on with high-tech in a practical, career-oriented environment. Internships may be completed at golf courses, athletic facilities, lawn care companies, parks and recreation areas, or with industry suppliers.
  • Less than 30 minutes from golf courses, athletic fields, a sod farm, a peat and equipment production plant, and a turf seed distribution company. 

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Curriculum

With the use of new technologies and the impact of tufgrass management on the environment our curriculum stresses these important factors with our interdisciplinary science approach. Our program also integrates new product and research information in an applied curriculum.

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Careers

  • Golf course superintendent
  • Sports turf manager
  • Professional lawn care manager

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Related Majors and Minors

If you are interested in Golf and Turf Management, check out these other majors and minors offered by the University of Minnesota, Crookston that are similar or could serve as a double major.