Plant and Soil Sciences

Golf and Sports Turf Management (GSTM) is the study of plant and soil sciences for the culture of turfgrass on golf and sports facilities. Students are prepared for a range of career opportunities.

Potential Careers:

  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Assistant Athletic Field Manager
  • Sod Farm Sales Representative
  • Sod Farm Manager
  • Equipment Sales Representative
  • Chemical Sales Representative
  • Lawn Care Operator/Supervisor
  • Seed Sales Representative


The Mississippi State University Turf Club provides community outreach and promotes interaction between students, faculty, and industry.

Turf Club