The online Bachelor of Science in Turfgrass Science is a 120-credit (minimum) program of study that builds upon the advanced turfgrass management certificate. To earn this degree, you must successfully complete:
- 49 prescribed course credits
- 27 supporting course credits
- 13 additional credits
- 18 of the 45 credits for General Education are included in the requirements for the major
- 1 elective credit
For help with understanding the credit distribution and requirements for program completion, contact an adviser today.
Core courses in the degree program cover pest management, turfgrass cultural systems, turfgrass edaphology, and case studies in turfgrass management. These required courses are supplemented by additional credits selected from a variety of areas to enhance your skills in related fields, such as business management, speech communications, and organic chemistry.
Core course content and activities are available in electronic format, and access to the web is required in order to complete this program.
Supplemental courses in the program are available in a variety of formats. Details about each course's delivery method are available in LionPATH.
Prescribed Courses (49 Credits)
Additional Courses (16 credits)
Supporting Courses (select 27 credits)
Select credits from each of the two categories under supporting courses to fulfill the requirements:
- 15 credits in Professional Management and Economics
- 12 credits in Professional Agriculture
Electives (select 4 credits)
Elective courses will be chosen in consultation with your adviser.
Note: Listed prerequisites may be waived by the course instructor if you can demonstrate the required level of competency.
General Education Requirements
Some General Education requirements may be satisfied by courses required for the major. Students should work with an adviser to select courses.
- Arts (GA): 6 credits
- Humanities (GH): 6 credits
- Health and Wellness (GHW): 3 credits
- Natural Sciences (GN): 9 credits
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS): 6 credits
- Writing and Speaking (GWS): 9 credits
A student must receive a grade of C or better in GWS courses.
- Quantification (GQ): 6 credits
A student must receive a grade of C or better in GQ courses.
- Integrative Studies: 6 credits
This requirement only applies to students starting in summer 2018 or later. Learn more about the Integrative Studies options and consult your academic adviser when choosing courses to fulfill these requirements. Integrative Studies credits may be completed within the thirty Knowledge Domain credits and must be completed with either Inter-domain or Linked courses, not a combination of both.
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