Love sports and working outdoors? Become an expert in the science of maintaining golf courses, sports fields, and more. Small class sizes and hands-on, on-site learning give DelVal Turf Management grads a top-flight reputation in the golf and turf industries, with a nearly 100% rate of job placement by graduation.
For decades, DelVal has been preparing students for careers in the turf industry with its unique combination of hands-on classroom learning and required work experience. Our turf research center, putting green, sports fields, and acres of lawn turf on campus provide a living laboratory for this program. Students visit many of the 70 courses within an hour's drive of campus. The student-run Turf Club takes trips, hosts speakers, and attends conferences. Our E360 program enables you to graduate with at least two real-world work experiences.
These opportunities to physically do something outside in a hands-on manner, instead of just learning it in a classroom, truly reinforced my desire to go into the field of turf management.
The combination of small classroom courses, hands-on learning on the DelVal campus, and E360 work experience prepare you for a career in turf management.
Core Turf Management Courses:
- Intro to Turf
- Turf Cultural Systems
- Turf Pest Management
- Case Studies in Turf
- Golf Course Design and Construction
- Supervision and Management
- Human Resource Management
- Irrigation Technology
- Plant Physiology
- Pesticides for the Green Industry
- Spanish for Agriculture
- Business Administration/Sports Management
- Environmental Science
- Landscape Design/Build
The Experience360 Program gives you the opportunity to apply classroom lessons to real-world activities like internships, career exploration experiences, student research, study abroad, leadership development and more.
With 100 percent of our students having real-world, hands-on experience, graduates with a degree in turf management find employment managing turf for:
- Golf courses
- Sports fields
- Lawn care