Turfgrass Science

Program Level: Degrees, Certificates
Department: Agricultural Sciences
Institute: Science & Technology
College: PAC

What is the turfgrass science program?

The Turfgrass Industry has a $6 billion economic impact in the state of Texas alone. There are 3.5 million acres of turfgrass managed in the state of Texas, including over 50 golf courses in the greater San Antonio area.


Turfgrass Science Program Highlights

  • Opportunities to use a variety of commercial turf equipment and technology
  • Hands-on application in our sports field, putting green, college turf areas, & turgrass variety demonstration plots
  • Field trips to area turf farms and golf courses

Turfgrass Science Career Areas & Employment Positions

  • Irrigation Technician
  • Pesticide Application Technician
  • Licensed Pesticide Applicator
  • Groundskeeper
  • Greenskeeper
  • Mechanic
  • Equipment Technician
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Sports Turf Manager
  • Turfgrass Grower 



Joseph Coppola
Department Chair


Rose Flores
Lead Instructor

San Marcos Hall (SANMAR 107A)