Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama, Auburn University, AL 36849

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The Turfgrass Management program is a specialty track in the Department of Agronomy & Soils at Auburn University. With an enrollment of over 50 students, the track is one of the largest in the department. Students in the major take basic courses in chemistry, biology, plant physiology and soils, and also take special turf-related courses in weed science, plant pathology, entomology and irrigation technology.

Another required part of the major is an Internship at a turf-related enterprise, typically met by working for a golf course, sod farm, landscape company or turfgrass maintenance firm. This degree program is a science-based program with primary emphasis on general turfgrass education, pest management, and soil science. The way turfgrass is managed affects lakes and streams, animals and non-target species, athletes and children who use the turf, and other parts of the environment.

Following graduation, students will understand and respect those potential negative effects. Graduates in Turfgrass Management have a wide range of career options, although most of the graduates do pursue a career as a golf course superintendent. Other graduates manage sod farms, maintain athletic facilities or work for landscape maintenance companies.

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