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New Mexico State University

What Can I Do With a Major In Turfgrass Science and Management?

Turfgrass Science and Management combines the study of grasses, soils, water, and pests. Turfgrass managers are involved with the production and maintenance of grasses for recreational, aesthetic and environemental uses.


Areas of Focus

Golf Course & Turf Management, Athletic Fields, Parks, and other Recreational Areas


Career Titles

Golf Course Superintendent
Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Sports Turf and Commercial Grounds Manager
Proprietor of Sod and Turf
Territory Manager/Irrigation Specialist
Irrigation Technician
Landscape Manager
Park Supervisor
Sod Grower
Lawn Service Provider
Irrigation and Product Suppliers
Golf Course Designer
Coordinator of Athletic Fields/Facilities
Manger of Recreational Parks, Lakes, and General Recreational Areas
Teaching Professional
Parks Director
Recreation Director
Resort Manager


Career Related Websites

Sports Management

American Society of landscape Architects

Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards

Professional Landcare Network

University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture

University of Tennessee Department of Plant Sciences