The College of Ag Sciences offers online undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates through Penn State World Campus.

Undergraduate Certificate in Turfgrass Management

Whether you work in golf course maintenance, professional lawn care, grounds maintenance, sod production, sales and service, athletic field maintenance, or research support, this program can help you excel in your career.

Undergraduate Advanced Certificate in Turfgrass Management

A comprehensive course of study that builds upon the basic turfgrass management certificate program. Completion of this program fulfills the education requirement for Class A membership in the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

Associate in Science in Turfgrass Science and Management

This will provide you with technical turf knowledge as well as the ability to plan and implement projects, direct personnel, communicate effectively, conduct training programs, and manage finances. You can also apply the credits earned in this program toward a bachelor's degree in turfgrass science.

Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management

This degree can help you develop the vital decision-making skills, understanding of the agricultural-food system dynamics, and the leadership/management qualities to enhance your contributions to agribusiness enterprises or even your own entrepreneurial ventures.

Bachelor of Science in Turfgrass Science

This program covers a wide range of topics essential to contemporary turfgrass management. In addition to covering pesticides, weed control, morphology, entomology, pathology, edaphology, and cultural systems, the program is designed to sharpen your skills in such areas as business management, speech communications, and organic chemistry. It's a great way to maximize your career potential in any turfgrass-related field.

Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Biosecurity and Food Defense

The agricultural biosecurity and food defense course work can be completed in just over a year and demonstrates to your employer your commitment to a deeper understanding of the vulnerabilities and protection of our food system. The 12 credits earned with the graduate certificate may be applied to the Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security Agricultural Biosecurity and Food Defense option.

Graduate Certificate in Community and Economic Development

The Graduate Certificate in Community and Economic Development provides students with curriculum which introduce concepts and practical strategies useful to those new to community and economic development professions, or those who have experience working with community or development related institutions and want to gain additional knowledge and skills. The program also meets the needs of those who are considering a career in community and economic development and want to find out if this profession is right for them.

Master of Professional Development in Community and Economic Development

With the master of professional development in community and economic development, students gain the knowledge necessary to navigate the complexities of communities and community organizations and inspire positive changes on a local, regional, and national level.

Masters of Professional Studies in Ecosystem Management and Administration

Go beyond the science of environmental resources to learn about the real-world, practical implementation of ecosystem management projects. This online degree program explores both the quantitative tools and social and leadership skills that are necessary to manage the world’s natural resources.

Graduate Certificate in Ecosystem Measurements and Data Analysis

Take a quantitative approach to the monitoring and management of ecosystems by learning how to use statistics, spatial data, and geographic information systems to support decision-making. The credits earned in this program may be applied to the MPS in ecosystem management.

Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Communication Skills for Ecosystem Managers

Learn core ecosystem economic concepts and environmental law while you build a foundation in the leadership, conflict management, and communication skills necessary to effectively interact with diverse groups. The credits earned in this program may be applied to the MPS in ecosystem management.

Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security – Agricultural Biosecurity and Food Defense Option

The Agricultural Biosecurity and Food Defense Option is designed to build an understanding of the theories, skills, and technologies associated with plant and animal agricultural biosecurity, food processing security, active and passive surveillance systems for infectious disease, diagnostic and sensor technologies, disease-predictive modeling capabilities, epidemiology, protection and mitigation approaches, and microbial forensic capabilities.

Master of Professional Studies in Turfgrass Management

This program balances turfgrass courses with hands-on, applicable business courses that integrate theory and practice in addressing real problems encountered in turfgrass facility management. It's ideal for individuals who want to hone their turfgrass technology skills or, for those who already have a solid understanding of turf, this degree can provide the business and project management skills to round out career development.

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