Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Turfgrass Management

Program:
Minor in Turfgrass Management
Program Code:
5433 Turfgrass Management
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
SS18
Department:
Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Turfgrass Management

The Minor in Turfgrass Management, administered by the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, is designed to serve students that plan to work in the landscape, recreational, or the sports management industry. Students will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of maintaining a turfgrass-playing surface or the turfgrass within a lawn or landscape.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult the undergraduate adviser in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences to have their program of study approved in advance.

Requirements for the Minor in Turfgrass Management

Complete a minimum of 15 credits from the following: 
1. All of the following courses (8 credits):
CSS 210 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3
CSS 232 Turfgrass Management 4
CSS 262 Turfgrass Management Seminar 1
2. One course from each of the following three areas (7 or 8 credits):
Management of Turfgrass Cultural Practices
CSS 178 Turfgrass Irrigation 3
CSS 267 Performance Turf Design and Construction 2
CSS 272 Turfgrass Soil Fertility 2
CSS 282 Turfgrass Physiology 2
Management of Turfgrass Pests
CSS 181 Pesticide and Fertilizer Application Technology 3
CSS 288 Principles of Weed Management 3
ENT 364 Turfgrass Entomology 3
PLP 266 Turf Pathology 3
General Turfgrass Management
CSS 171 Operations Budgeting for Golf Course Managers 2
CSS 202 World of Turf 2
HRT 214 Landscape and Turfgrass Business Operations 2


 
Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


Turfgrass Management, MNUN (5433)

Required Credits: 15    Program Version: SS18

Requirement 1: Minor - Turfgrass Management - Fundamentals of Soil Science
Minor - Turfgrass Management - Fundamentals of Soil Science: 1 course from CSS210

Requirement 2: Minor - Turfgrass Management -Turfgrass Management
Minor - Turfgrass Management -Turfgrass Management: 1 course from CSS232

Requirement 3: Minor - Turfgrass Management -Turfgrass Management Seminar
Minor - Turfgrass Management -Turfgrass Management Seminar: 1 course from CSS262

Requirement 4: Minor - Turfgrass Management - Management of Turfgrass Cultural Practices
Minor - Turfgrass Management - Management of Turfgrass Cultural Practices: 1 course from CSS178, CSS267, CSS272, CSS282

Requirement 5: Minor - Turfgrass Management - Management of Turfgrass Pests
Minor - Turfgrass Management - Management of Turfgrass Pests: 1 course from CSS181, CSS288, ENT364, PLP266

Requirement 6: Minor - Turfgrass Management - General Turfgrass Management
Minor - Turfgrass Management - General Turfgrass Management: 1 course from CSS171, CSS202, HRT214

Requirement 7
15 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.