The turf management option prepares students for production and management of turfgrass
in diverse settings including golf courses, landscapes and roadsides.
Why turf management?
The turf management option prepares you for careers in turfgrass management or advanced
studies in turfgrass science by providing a strong foundation in science, plant science,
communications and mathematics to provide creative problem-solving skills.
Our graduates can look forward to a career in one or more of the following fields:
Athletic field manager
Golf course superintendent
Lawn management specialist
$100KIN SCHOLARSHIPS TO UNDERGRAD STUDENTS
annually awarded by the OSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Nearly 100 percent of graduating turfgrass specialists, at OSU and nationwide, accept
positions in the turfgrass industry upon graduation.
Hands-on laboratories are included in many courses. You will have the unique advantage
of utilizing the Greenhouse Learning Center, The Botanic Garden at OSU, and the Water
Conservation and Irrigation Training Center. All students in the department are also
required to complete an internship prior to graduation.
OSU-developed turfgrasses can be found in ballparks and stadiums across the country
including OSU’s Allie P. Reynolds Stadium, OU’s Owen Field, Tennessee Titans’ Nissan
Stadium, Kansas City Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium, Baltimore Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium
and Kansas City Royals’ Kauffman Stadium.