Master the sciences of plants, soil, water, and pests as well as the business of golf courses and sports fields. Armed with these skills and benefiting from an incredible alumni network, our graduates are in top leadership positions at elite golf resorts and ballfields around the world.

Interest Areas
  • Plant
  • Business
  • Science
Target Major/Degree https://agsci.psu.edu/academics/undergraduate/majors/turfgrass-science
Facilities, Centers, and Institutes

The Valentine Center, adjacent to campus, provides a highly sophisticated arena to support all areas of turfgrass research.The 17 acre facility includes 2.5 acres of close-cut creeping bentgrass for golf course putting green research. A wide array of turfgrass management equipment and specialized materials make it possible to create or mimic many “real world” turfgrass environments.

Careers
  • Athletic fields
  • Chemical companies
  • Estates
  • Golf courses
  • Graduate school
  • MLB and NFL stadiums
  • Parks
  • Research and development
  • School districts
  • Universities
Student Clubs and Organizations
  • Turf Club
  • Horticulture Club
  • Student Farm Club
  • Turf Judging Team - GCSAA
  • Soil Judging Team
Options

Major has one core curriculum