Turfgrass Management

Available at: Athens

Increasing interest in outdoor recreational activities as well as aesthetically appealing landscaped areas has created a demand for professional turfgrass managers. The Turfgrass Management major is designed for maximum flexibility that allows students the opportunity to select one of two paths depending on their interest and future goals. Both paths give students the ability to secure a multitude of jobs or enter graduate school.

Students completing the Turfgrass Management major 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 and landscape industry.


View the required Turfgrass Management courses and available electives in the UGA Bulletin. You will determine the right courses to match your interests with assistance from your advisor.


To prepare for courses to earn a Turfgrass Management degree we recommend you:

Hands-On Learning

  • Labs in the classroom and field
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Participate in student clubs and organizations
  • Internship opportunities with golf courses, athletic departments, turf sales companies, lawn maintenance contractors, and sod producers
  • Study abroad opportunities

Learn more

Visit the department of Crop and Soil Sciences.

Prospective Student Contact

Gerald M Henry Athletic Association Professor in Environmental Turfgrass (Turfgrass Management)
Crop & Soil Sciences

Current Student Contact

Mary Formo Academic Advisor
Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Crop & Soil Sciences

Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Turfgrass Management*

Turfgrass Management major outcomes for 2019: 40% employed full-time, 60% attending graduate school

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The charts above represent UGA Class of 2019 Graduates. Read more detailed Career Outcomes information for Turfgrass Management.


What jobs can I get with a Turfgrass Management degree?

Career Potential

  • Athletic Field Manager
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Groundskeeper
  • Industry Sales Agent
  • Private Consultant/Contractor
  • Sod Producer
  • Turfgrass Researcher/Educator

Median Entry-Level Salary



How do I pay for college?


Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) awards scholarships to students enrolled in our majors.

CAES Scholarships


Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, visit the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid.