As one of the only small private schools offering a bachelor’s degree in turf management, FSC offers attention and experiences large state universities can’t match.
In addition to turf production and golf course management, we give you the strong background in facilities and business management you need to manage entire resorts or a city's parks and recreation department.
Top Reasons to Study Recreational/Turfgrass Management at FSC
You’ll learn every aspect of turf management, from landscape management to business and resort operations.
Most turf programs are at large state institutions. FSC gives you an excellent turf major—and all the advantages of a smaller school.
Our job placement record is excellent.
Classes are highly experiential, featuring experts and professionals as guest speakers and field trips to area businesses.
Thinking about graduate school? You’ll be well prepared for it.
Our internship program provides real-world experience before graduation and an advantage in the job market.
Engaged Learning in the Classroom
Every turf student does a summer-long internship. You’ll get real-world experience—and the position often leads to a job offer at graduation.
In addition to labs, field trips, and guest speakers, you’ll learn through practical experience in planting, irrigating, weed management, mowing, fertilizers, pest identification and management, and other aspects of turf management—all as part of your classes.
FSC’s faculty combine practical experience and scholarly expertise. They’ve worked in nursery production and landscape management, at area golf courses, and as Michigan’s Landscape Horticulture Extension Specialist. At the same time, they’ve authored the standard text on nursery management and launched FSC's rose mosaic heat-therapy program, which provides virus-free propagating material to rose nurseries throughout the USA.
Meet Our Faculty
Your courses in the major will cover everything from ornamental landscape plants and propagation to design and management.
See a sampling of course descriptions below
Our students intern at major golf courses, resorts, city parks departments, and other turf-oriented facilities. The internship can be shaped to fit your area of interest, leading toward a fulfilling career. Past internship sites have included:
Augusta National golf course
Country Club of the Rockies
Lone Palm Country Club
Grasslands golf course community
Departmental Clubs & Organizations
FSC has active chapters of both Alpha Gamma Rho, the national agricultural social/professional fraternity, and Sigma Alpha, the national agricultural professional sorority.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
With the largest number of endowed scholarships of any department at FSC, we award more than $80,000 a year to our students.
With the development of thousands of new golf courses and other recreational facilities throughout Florida and in other areas, career opportunities in this field are exceptionally good.