The Department of Soil & Crop Sciences at Texas A&M University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Plant and Environmental Soil Science with an emphasis in Crops, Soil & Water, and Turfgrass Science. Students majoring in Turfgrass Science have the opportunity to study in many of the same areas as Plant and Environmental Soil Science Majors including Soil Science, Crop Biology, Physiology, Water, Ecology, and Pest Management. The Turfgrass Science degree plan supplements these courses with focuses on Turfgrass Ecology, Physiology, Management, Sports Field Construction, and others to fully prepare students for careers in the turfgrass industry. For information on the degree program in the Department of Soil & Crop Sciences at Texas A&M University please click on the link below.
Students with degrees in Turfgrass Science often move into rewarding, successful internships and careers in various sectors of the green industry including golf course management, athletic field management, landscaping, agri-chemical sales or distribution, sports field construction, and others.
Texas A&M University students in the Turfgrass Science program have recently participated in internships at the Washington Nationals, The Club at Carlton Woods, Shadow Hawk Golf Club, the Cincinnati Bengals and others.
Turfgrass Volunteer Efforts
Texas A&M University Turfgrass students also volunteered with the grounds crew at the 2015 Shell Houston Open in Humble, Texas where they participated in PGA tournament preparations and setup for a 2015 tour event. Texas A&M University Turfgrass students (from left to right) Russell Rafter, Dan Hargey, and Syed Ahmed with Golf Club of Houston Course Superintendent Fred Leonard (center) and Dr. Casey Reynolds, Assistant Professor & Extension Turfgrass Specialist at Texas A&M University. Garrett Parker also participated, but is not in the picture.
Texas A&M University Turfgrass Graduate Program
In addition to the undergraduate program, there are also exciting opportunities in graduate education where students get to receive hands-on experience in research, extension, and teaching in Turfgrass Science. Below is a list of current graduate students in the Texas A&M Turfgrass Science program: