Undergraduate Major in Plant Science:
Horticulture/Turfgrass Management Option

Why Study Turfgrass Management?

The green industry has grown tremendously over the past decade, and with this growth comes an increased demand for college educated graduates who have a four-year degree, specializing in turf management. The Horticulture - Turf Industry educational option leads to a B.S. degree in Plant Science at Rutgers University.  This degree will help prepare students for employment as a golf course superintendent, sports field manager, lawn and landscape professional, sod producer, or for employment in allied fields within the green industry.  The research option in plant science prepares students to continue their education towards an advanced degree in turf, such as a Master of Science or Ph.D.

We have world renowned professors and professionals working in Turfgrass Science.  There are 25 faculty members at the School of Environmental Biological Sciences working in this field.  These educators and researchers bring a wide range of expertise and experience to the classroom that sets Rutgers University apart from other institution of higher education in the field of Turfgrass Science.

Our excellent reputation with green industry corporations, golf course superintendents, and sports field managers provides an extensive source of paid student internships that are available to our students.  We are also proud to make available over $90,000 in turfgrass scholarships each year to deserving students.

Additional Information

Undergraduate Degree in Turfgrass Management brochure (575k PDF)

A Matter of Degree: The Rutgers University Turf Program (2.20m PDF)
Courtesy of Turf Magazine

On the Recruiting Trail (6.72m PDF)
Courtesy of Golf Course Management a publication of the GCSAA

If you would like a printed copy of the brochure and reprints and/or would like someone from the Center for Turfgrass Science to contact you, please complete our information request form.

If you require additional information about the undergraduate major, the Center for Turfgrass Science, or would like to schedule a visit, please contact Anne Diglio at 732-932-9375, ext. 339 or diglio@aesop.rutgers.edu.

Center for Turfgrass Science