Top 10 reasons students come to DelVal to study turf management

1. Small class size
2. Hands-on learning
3. Near 100% job placement upon graduation
4. Professors are promoted based on teaching quality
5. 70 + golf courses and sports fields within 1 hour
6. Same advisor for all 4 years
7. Professors are academic and career advisors
8. Great reputation in the golf and turf industries
9. Successful graduates
10. Required internship program

Turf Management Degree Graduates: Where Are They Now?

View a list of recent graduates and where they work!

Prospective students who are interested in the turf management program can see the curriculum checklist or plan a visit today!

Career Opportunities

With 100 percent of our students having real-world, hands-on experience, graduates with a degree in turf management are employed in a variety of related industries such as:

  • Golf courses
  • Sports fields
  • Lawn care
  • Sod farms
  • Sales and service
  • Research and consulting

Our Facilities

Facilities include a turf research center, putting green, athletic fields and acres of lawn turf. Small classes make it easy to hop into a van and visit some of the 70 golf courses less than an hour's drive from campus. Many of the students join the student-run Turf Club which takes trips, hosts speakers and attends conferences. Dr. Doug Linde, who heads the turf management program and teaches various turf courses, is the advisor of the Turf Club. He also consults, conducts research, coaches the golf team and is an avid golfer.

The Experience360 Program

Experience360 (E360) is crucial for a student looking to enter the turf management industry. This program embraces a wide range of activities and opportunities that give students a well-rounded experience and prepares them for a life of meaningful work, service and career growth. From day one, students build their career through an introductory course that involves professional development and problem-based learning.

The program requires the completion of a minimum of two Experience360 activities. These activities allow degree-earners to integrate knowledge and experience, which contributes to the experiential learning component offered by DelVal. By participating in this program, students gain real-world competencies through internships, career exploration, student research, study abroad, leadership development, community service or civic engagement. As a result, many have full-time jobs in the turf industry upon graduating from DelVal.