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Turfgrass Management Certificate

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  • Program Type: Undergraduate credit certificate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2024
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 18
  • Degree: Turfgrass Management Certificate
Obtaining a certificate in turfgrass management allows undergraduate students in related and non-related fields of study to gain the knowledge and expertise required to maintain and manage high quality turfgrass from various turf areas such as lawns, parks, sod farms, sports fields, and golf courses.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.
Program Requirements
Turfgrass Management Certificate
Take exactly 6 course(s) totaling exactly 18 credit(s) from the following:
· TURF 1072 - Principles of Turf Management (3.0 cr)
· TURF 3072 - Turfgrass Science (3.0 cr)
· TURF 3073 - Sports Turf Management (3.0 cr)
· TURF 3074 - Turfgrass Pest Management (3.0 cr)
· TURF 3075 - Turf Stress Management (3.0 cr)
· TURF 3076 - Turfgrass Management Systems (3.0 cr)
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TURF 1072 - Principles of Turf Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Species identification. Cultural requirements/principles for establishing, producing, and maintaining turf. Golf course turf care/maintenance.
TURF 3072 - Turfgrass Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Management requirements of intensively cultured turfgrass areas. Emphasis on golf course/ athletic fields. Interrelationships among soil, plant atmospheric environments. Management practices/turfgrass quality. Enforced prereq: TURF 1072
TURF 3073 - Sports Turf Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course focuses on the primary and secondary cultural practices required to maintain various types of sport fields to the highest level of turfgrass quality while being agronomically safe for athletes. Enforced prereq: TURF 1072
TURF 3074 - Turfgrass Pest Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Identification/control of turfgrass diseases, weeds, and insects. Emphasizes integrated cultural/chemical management methods. Enforced prereq: TURF 1072
TURF 3075 - Turf Stress Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Environmental stress factors integrated with cultural practices to enhance turfgrass performance/implement management practices that reduce stress injury. Enforced prereq: TURF 1072
TURF 3076 - Turfgrass Management Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced skills for establishment, maintenance, and renovation. Strategies for developing turfgrass management systems. Decision-making and problem-solving in applied-business context. Professional skills development. Enforced prereq: TURF 1072