Turf Management Degree at University of Georgia

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Turf Management Degree

The turf management program at University of Georgia primes students for groundskeeping and turf care at golf courses or sports fields, as well as management positions for field personnel. While focus is primarily on turfgrasses and groundcovering plants, the program also features management, production, and sales and service. Program courses include: plant sciences, genetics, use analysis, turf management, and related economics. Get more details below including other Georgia colleges that offer turf management degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Turf Management Program

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Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Turf Management program at University of Georgia, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary


Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers


Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in landscaping or groundskeeping activities. Work may involve reviewing contracts to ascertain service, machine, and workforce requirements; answering inquiries from potential customers regarding methods, material, and price ranges; and preparing estimates according to labor, material, and machine costs.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, first-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Athens-Clarke County, GA
    • Total Employment: 60
    • Average Hourly Rate: $21.26
    • Average Annual Salary: $44210

Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation


Mix or apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides through sprays, dusts, vapors, soil incorporation, or chemical application on trees, shrubs, lawns, or botanical crops. Usually requires specific training and State or Federal certification.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.8% from 2014 to 2024

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Turf Management Programs in Georgia

Turf Management programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

South Georgia Technical College

Americus, GA
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School Details

  • Type: Technical College


  • Horticulture (C)
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping (C)
  • Plant Nursery Operations and Management (C)
  • Turf Management (C)

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Tifton, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 19 students completed this program


  • Horticulture (B)
  • Turf Management (B)

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