Increasing interest in outdoor recreational activities as well as aesthetically appealing landscaped areas has created a demand for professional turfgrass managers.
The Turfgrass Management curriculum is designed for maximum flexibility to allow students the opportunity to select one of two paths depending on their interest and future goals. Both paths will enable students to secure a multitude of jobs, as well as to enter graduate school.
Students completing the turfgrass management curriculum will be knowledgeable in all aspects of plant and soil science. Particular emphasis is placed on learning environmentally sound strategies for controlling common turfgrass pests such as weeds, insects, and diseases. A careful balance of applied and basic sciences with courses in economics, business management, and accounting combined with on-the-job training opportunities will prepare students for an exciting career in the turfgrass/landscape industry.
An internship is a temporary position for the student or recent graduate with an emphasis on providing intentional learning objectives tied to the student’s career goals or field of study. A majority of internships take place in the summer but many are available throughout the year.
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The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences offers masters and doctoral degrees in a multitude of disciplines. These innovative and research-intensive programs attract on average 450 graduate students each year from all over the world. Our world-class faculty, many of whom are renowned leaders in their field, work alongside students to expand their knowledge in field, laboratory, facility and online settings. Whilst working in their rigorous programs, many CAES graduates students also like to get involved in the lively community that is Athens, Georgia.