The information below describes typical occupations and employment settings associated with this major.
Understand that some of the options listed below may require additional training.
Moreover, you are not limited to these options alone when choosing a possible career path.
Description of Turfgrass Management
Turfgrass management is the study of the science and culture of fine grasses that are used on golf courses, athletic fields, home lawns,
and other areas requiring an attractive but functional groundcover. Increasing interest in outdoor recreational activities as well as
aesthetically appealing landscaped areas has created a demand for professional turfgrass managers. The turfgrass management major
at the University of Georgia is unique in that it is the only 4-year turf program in the United States that is jointly administered by two
departments. The combined effort of the departments of Crop and Soil Sciences and Horticulture provide greater resources to students
in terms of laboratories, teaching equipment, demonstration field plots, faculty expertise, and course offerings.
Possible Job Titles of Turfgrass Management Graduates
(*Jobs secured as reported by UGA Career Center post-graduate survey)
Assistant Golf Superintendent*