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Course Schedule

Students within the Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program take classes in chronological order according to this schedule over four terms.

Term 1 (September - November)

BOT     902A   (3) Botany for Golf Course Turfgrass Management Students
ENG     901A   (3) Written Communication for Turfgrass Management Students
MGMT  905A    (1) Team Development
MGMT  906A    (2) Introduction to Human Resource Management
PATH    902A   (3) Diseases in Turfgrass
SOILS  901A   (3) Introduction to Soils and Soil Properties
TURF   935A    (4) Turfgrass Management and Cultural Practices
TURF   936A    (4) Turfgrass Biology  
TURF   926A    (1.5) Turfgrass Internship Preparation                      

total = 24.5 credits

Term 2 (January - March)

ASM    902A    (2.5) Turfgrass Machines and Equipment Management
ASM    902B    (2.5) Irrigation Repair and Reel Grinding
MATH   901A   (2) Math for Golf Course Turfgrass Management Students
COMM 901A/B  (3) Written Communication Skills for Turfgrass Managers
MGMT 902A   (1) Etiquette for Industry Professionals (Even Years)
METER 901A    (2) Weather for Golf Course Turfgrass Managers
SOILS  921A   (4) Physical Properties of Soils for Turfgrass

Total = 17 credits 

Summer Internship (March -  September)

One of the most important components of the Penn State Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program is the extended 6-month internship that students complete between their first and second year on campus.

Term 3 (September - November)

BUS MGMT 901A  (3) Turfgrass Business Management
ENT    952A    (4) Arthropod Pests of Cool Season & Warm-Season Turfgrass Cultivars
HORT  902A    (3) Identification of Trees and Shrubs
HORT  903A    (1.5) Practical Maintenance of Trees & Shrubs
MGMT 907A    (3) Essentials of Human Resource Management
TURF   911A   (4) Special Topics in Turfgrass Management
TURF   923A   (3) Weed Control in Turfgrass
TURF   937A   (2) Golf Appreciation 

Total = 23.5 credits

Term 4 (January - March)

ASM    904A   (4) Golf Course Irrigation and Drainage
COMM 901A/B  (3) Oral Communication Skills for Turfgrass Managers
MGMT 902A  (1) Etiquette for Industry Professionals (Even Years)
SOILS  922A  (3) Turfgrass Nutrition
TURF   924A   (4) Specifications, Construction, & Renovation of Turfgrass Sites
TURF   925A   (3) Turfgrass Cultural Systems
TURF   927A   (4) Turfgrass Internship Reports
TURF   956A   (3) Case Studies in Golf Turf Management

Total = 25 credits