Plant and Wildlife Sciences

Turf Science

Turf Science
Design, installation, and management of agricultural and urban turfgrass systems. Physiological and soil interaction principles of turfgrass management.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 2.0 Lab
 ProgramsContaining PWS 319
Course Outcomes: 

Pass Turfgrass Certification Exam

Students will become compentant enough to pass a mock up of the Turfgrass Certification exam patterned after the industry standard.

Gain Appreciation for Importance of Turfgrass

Students will be given a pre- and post-class attitude survey to access their understanding and appreciation of the importance of turfgrass in terms of aesthetics, environmental quality, and athlete/child safety with a goal of the score doubling (on average) at the end of semester.

Identify Career Possibilities in Turfgrass Science

Students will conduct a research project to the point of having a written manuscript that is in draft form in order to show them the possibility of doing a graduate program. Also, students will write a short paper on how turfgrass science is important in their anticipated field of choice.