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

COMP 901A (3) Computers for Golf Course Turfgrass Management Student 

MGMT 905A (1) Leadership Styles and Team Dynamics

SOILS 901A (3) Introduction to Soils and Soil Properties                             

TURF 923A (4) Weed Control in Turfgrass                                                  

TURF 926A (2) Turfgrass Internship Preparation                                         

TURF 935A (4) Turfgrass Management and Cultural Applications                  

TURF 936A (4) Turfgrass Biology                      

Total = 24 credits

Term 2 (January - March)

ASM 902A (3) Equipment Maintenance and Reel Maintenance

ASM 902B (3) Irrigation Repair                                                                

COMM 901B (3) Written Communication                                                   

MGMT 902A (1) Life Skills Training for Turfgrass Managers (even years)        

MGMT 906A (2) Introduction to Human Resource Management                  

MATH  901A (3) Math for Golf Course Turfgrass Management Students

METEO 901A (2) Weather for Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program Students

SOILS 921A (4) Physical Properties of Soils for Turfgrass                            

SPAN 901A (3) Spanish for Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program Students

Total = 23 or 24 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)

COMM 901A (3) Oral Communications Skills for the Turfgrass Managers

ENT 952A (4) Arthropod Pests of Cool Season & Warm-Season Turfgrass Cultivars

HORT 903A (3.5) Practical Maintenance of Trees

P PATH 902A (3) Diseases of Turfgrass

TURF 924A (4) Specifications, Construction & Renovation of Turfgrass Sites

TURF 925A (3) Turfgrass Cultural Practices

TURF 937A (2) Golf Appreciation 

Total = 22.5 credits

Term 4 (January - March)

BUS MGMT 901A (3) Turfgrass Business Management                                

MGMT 907A (3) Essentials of Human Resource Management                            

P PATH 912A (3) Plant Diseases

SOILS  922A (3) Turfgrass Nutrition                                                         

TURF 911A (1.5) Special Turfgrass Topics

TURF 927A (4) Turfgrass Reports

TURF 956A (3) Case Studies in Golf Turf Management

Total = 20.5 credits