You could be responsible for managing the health and appearance of a:
- Public garden
- Golf course
- Sports field
- Residential and commercial lawns and grounds
This requires an understanding of:
- Landscape pests
As well as how to manage a business, personnel, clients and time — exactly the education you receive in this program.
Career opportunities associated with Turfgrass & Landscape Management include Botanical Garden or Arboretum Director or Manager, Educator, Field or Lab Researcher, Golf Course Superintendent, Graduate School, Landscape Management Contractor or Provider, Lawn Care Service Owner or Operator, Resort Grounds Manager, Sales or Technical Representative, Sod Producer, or Sports Turf Manager.
A key component of this major is the integration of turfgrass and landscape management. Almost all landscapes have turf, trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants, and as a result, all students in the major are required to have foundational knowledge in turf management, landscape management, plant identification, and soils.
Some internships include being located on golf courses, sports turf facilities, and botanical gardens across the United States, including Oakland Hills Golf Club (Michigan), Haymarket Park (Nebraska), Augusta National Golf Club (Georgia), Denver Botanical Garden (Colorado), Quarry Oaks (Nebraska), Community American Ballpark (Kansas), Roger Dean Stadium (Florida), and Lakeshore Country Club (Illinois).
Notable facilities include teaching gardens, site trips within eastern Nebraska, small class sizes, greenhouses, and the campus landscape.