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Turfgrass, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Clemson, SC, United States
Clemson’s turfgrass graduates are more than par for the course; they live their lives on the green. Graduates don’t have a problem finding happiness when they surround themselves with a viable career they are passionate about.
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As you move through your classes, you’ll learn the science, technology, management and business beyond the grass. Growing grass may seem like a simple concept, but there’s more to it than just sowing a seed. Graduates who take on positions as superintendents or athletic grounds managers have high expectations from spectators and athletes for pristine playing surfaces. This requires managing a budget, employees, equipment, chemicals, environmental factors, soil and technology to produce a product that takes quite a consistent beating. We’ll teach you how to manage these factors, plus you’ll learn the technology and science behind the grass and which turf varieties are bred specifically for their respective region, soil and purpose.

Common Career Areas

·        Turfgrass Management 

o   Golf Courses 

o   Sports Fields

o   Lawn Care Businesses

o   Sod Productions 

·        Turfgrass Industry-Related Business

o   Farm Management

o   Research and Development

·        Chemicals, Equipment and Support

o   Ag Chemicals

o   Turf Irrigation

o   Turf Equipment (Mowers, Cutters, etc.)

o   Turf Support Product and Sales 

·        Research and Development

o   Turfgrass Specialist

o   Turf Weed Specialist

o   Turf Pathologist

o   Turf Entomologist

o   Landscape and Environmental Specialist


Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • General Biology 
  • General Biology Lab 
  • General Chemistry
  • Horticulture
  • Intro to Math Analysis
  • Arts and Humanities (Non-Lit) Requirement
  • Biology of Plants
  • Urban Tree Care
  • Soils

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

For freshman applicants, the following factors are considered for acceptance:

  • Class standing
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT or ACT)
  • High school curriculum
  • Grades
  • Choice of major

Recommended High School Curriculum 

  • English — 4 credits
  • Mathematics — 3 credits
  • Laboratory Science — 3 credits
  • Foreign Language — 3 credits
  • Social Sciences — 3 credits
  • Other — 2 credits
  • Physical Education/ROTC — 1 credit
  • Fine Arts – 1 credit

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34590 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34590 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    14708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14708 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Clemson

  • 1104 - 1930 USD/month
    Living Costs

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