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Degree Overview - Turfgrass Management Concentration

First Year – University of Maine

Fall Semester

  • BIO100 Basic Biology
  • ECO120 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ENG101 College Composition
  • NFA117 Issues and Opportunities
  • PSE100 Plant Science

(Credit Subtotal: 15)

Spring Semester

  • CMJ103 Fundamentals of Public Communication

or

  • SFR222 Environmental Communication Skills
  • MAT115 Applied Math for Business and Economics
  • General Education: Western Cultural Tradition
  • General Education:  Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives
  • Elective Business course

(Credit Subtotal: 15)


Sophomore – University of Maine

Fall Semester

  • BIO327 Introductory Applied Entomology
  • BMB207 Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • BMB209 Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory

or

  • CHY121 Introduction to Chemistry
  • CHY123 Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory
  • PSE221 Woody Landscape Plants
  • General Education: Math

(Credit Subtotal: 15)

Spring Semester

  • ECO254 Small Business Economics and Management
  • EES140 Soil Science
  • EES141 Soil Science Laboratory
  • PHI232 Environmental Ethics
  • General Education: Artistic and Creative Expression
  • Elective

(Credit Subtotal: 16)


Junior- University of Maine

Fall Semester

  • PSE219 Herbaceous Landscape Plants
  • PSE424 Nursery Management
  • PSE457 Plant Pathology
  • Elective

(Credit Subtotal: 13)

Spring Semester

  • ENG317 Business and Technical Writing
  • PSE410 Plant Propagation
  • PSE415 Greenhouse Management
  • PSE430 Environmental Horticulture

(Credit Subtotal: 14)

Summer(s)

  • PSE396 Field Experience

(Credit Subtotal: 2-3)


Senior – University of Massachusetts

Fall Semester

  • STOCKSCH230 Introduction to Turfgrass Management
  • STOCKSCH310 Principles of Weed Management
  • NRC232 Principles of Arboriculture
  • Electives

(Credit Subtotal: 16)

Spring Semester

  • STOCKSCH104 Plant Nutrients
  • STOCKSCH107 Turfgrass Insects
  • STOCKSCH112 Turfgrass Pathology/Laboratory
  • STOCKSCH232 Turfgrass Machinery
  • STOCKSCH240 Applied Calculations in Turfgrass
  • STOCKSCH275 Turfgrass Physiology and Ecology
  • STOCKSCH340 Advanced Turfgrass Management

(Credit Subtotal: 14.5)

NOTES:

  • The “Internship Experience” could be taken at either institution.
  • PSE396 (UMaine) or STOCKSCH198T (UMass)
  • The completion of the above sequence of courses shall result in a B.S. Degree in Environmental Horticulture with a concentration in Turfgrass Management from UMaine and an A.S. Degree in Turfgrass Management from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMass Amherst.


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