Why not make a living out of doing what you love? Here's your chance to turn your interests into a career. Be surrounded by the world of sports. Work outdoors, study science. This is the real world. It's not too good to be true. Our classes revolve around what professionals say you'll need to succeed on the job. You'll work with a golf course superintendent to design part of a golf course. You'll intern in the industry. You'll become the expert.
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The turfgrass industry is growing exponentially, offering graduates more and more career opportunities. Primary positions include golf course superintendents and assistants, athletic field manager, grounds maintenance managers, lawn care operators, and sod producers. Visit the Awesome Plant Science Careers resource to read about Ohio State graduates working in the turf industries.
Future OSU students may want to browse our Frequently Asked items to learn more about the Ohio State campus opportunities and experiences. Visit cfaes.osu.edu to learn more about the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Operating within The Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the nationally recognized Turfgrass Science Program investigates, synthesizes, and disseminates knowledge on turfgrass science to students, consumers, and professional clientele throughout Ohio, the nation, and the world.
Strong graduate and undergraduate programs are the cornerstones of our turfgrass program. Currently, our undergraduate program, which ranks among the nation's top seven programs of its kind, features more than 100 students. The research efforts of our graduate students focus on environmental stress physiology, turfgrass management, and the biology and control of turfgrass pests.
There are many ways to support the Turfgrass Program at Ohio State. Among the funding priorities the Turfgrass Science program has established are: an endowed chair, endowed undergraduate and graduate fellowships; and sports turf internships.
Golf Course Management Certificate and Sports Turf Management Certificate: These certificate programs were developed to challenge and test individuals of all ages interested in advancing their knowledge in golf course management and sports turf management.
Golf Course Management Certificate: This certificate program was developed to challenge and test individuals of all ages interested in advancing their knowledge in golf course management. Learn more and/or enroll in this certificate. Sports Field Management Certificate: This certificate program was developed to challenge and test individuals of all ages interested in advancing their knowledge in sports field management. Learn more and/or enroll in this certificate.
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