Baccalaureate Degree (B.S.)
Turfgrass Science is an area of concentration offered under the Turfgrass and Soil Science major in the Department of Plant Science. This baccalaureate program provides students an opportunity to study turfgrass science in conjunction with courses in soil science and fertility, pest control, business management, landscape design, and ornamental horticulture. Adequate opportunities are provided for students to gain practical experiences from classes held at the Plant Science Teaching and Research Facility in addition to independent study projects. Internships are available and allow students an opportunity to work closely with professionals in the industry.

This program is designed to provide students basic and applied knowledge in turfgrass science. Students completing the program can apply their skills in the management of residential and commercial lawns, golf courses, athletic and recreational fields, parks and institutional grounds, roadsides, sod farms, inland and coastal erosion control sites, and other areas where grasses are utilized. Students completing a baccalaureate degree program of study will be eligible to pursue a graduate degree program in turfgrass science. Subsequently, graduates may enter into teaching, research, public service, or agribusiness enterprises.

Recommended and Elective Courses

Recommended Courses:

TURF 124: Turfgrass Management.
TURF 219: Principles of Turfgrass Irrigation Systems.
TURF 220: Professional Development for the Turfgrass Industries.
TURF 223: Turfgrass Pests and Control.
TURF 224: Turfgrass Physiology and Ecology.
TURF 283: Golf Course Management.
TURF 284: Golf Course Design.
TURF 298: Turfgrass Practicum.
SOIL 235: Urban and Sports Turf Soils.
SOIL 251: Soils.
SOIL 252: Soils Lab.
SOIL 258: Soil Fertility.
HORT 214: Woody Plants I: Trees, Shrubs, Vines.
HORT 245: Landscape Plant Maintenance.
PLSC 203: Plant Diseases.
PLSC 204: Integrated Pest Management.
PLSC 216: Plant Physiology: How Plant Work.
PLSC 217: Plant Physiology Lab: How Plant Work.
PLSC 257: Ecology and Control of Weeds.
PLSC 287: Internship.
PLSC 288: Insect Pest Management.
PLSC 299: Independent Study.
LAND 275: Landscape Architecture: Theory I The Cultural Landscape.

Supportive and Elective Courses:

SOIL 205: Soil Morphology, Genesis, and Taxonomy.
SOIL 259: Soil Chemistry Components.
SOIL 273: Soil Chemistry Reactions and Equilibria.
HORT 231: Herbaceous Ornamental Plants.
HORT 238: Plant Propagation.
HORT 240: Nursery Management.
HORT 244: Garden Center Management.
HORT 276: Urban Horticulture.
HORT 292: Plant Micropropagation.
PLSC 243: Plant Biotechnology.
PLSC 246: Biotechnology - Science, Application, Impact, Perception.
LAND 202: Design of Small Spaces.
LAND 255: Landscape Architecture: Graphics I - Design Drawing.
LAND 290: Environmental Planning and Landscape Design.
ARE 210: Fund. Acct. & Mgt. for Agribusiness Firm.
ARE 215: Business Management.
ARE 234: Environment and Resource Policy.
ARE 235: Environment and Resource Economics.
ARE 238: Valuing the Environment.
EEB 227: Biology of Plants.
EEB 244: General Ecology.
NRME 100: Environmental Science.
NRME 204: Wetlands Biology and Conservation.
NRME 219: Introduction to Geomatics.
NRME 237: Introductory Remote Sensing.
NRME 240: Environmental Law.
NRME 246: Water Quality Management.

Contact Information
Individuals interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Turfgrass and Soil Science in the Department of Plant Science should contact:

Karl Guillard
Professor, Plant Science
1376 Storrs Road, Unit-4067
Storrs, CT 06269
(860) 486-4067

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