2021-2022 Academic Catalog

B.S. in Sport Management Studies: Professional Golf Management Concentration

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Program Description

The professional golf management concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Sport Management Studies is designed for students interested in golf operations and executive management. 

Delivery Mode

Multimodal (attend classes on campus and/or via online learning) 


Course Credits
General Education Courses 40 or 41
Building a Sense of Community
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar
ENG 101  English Composition I
Public Speaking
Any Oral Communication Course
Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy
Any Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy Course
Health and Wellness
HSC 315  First Aid and Personal Safety
Technological Literacy
Any Technological Literacy Course
Any Humanities Course
Fine Arts
Any Fine Arts Course
Natural Sciences
Any Natural Sciences Course
Social Sciences
BUS 100  Introduction to Business
General Education Options
  • ECO 100  Elements of Economics
  • SPT 305  Ethics in Sport
  • Any General Education Options Courses (two courses)
Required Major Courses 51
PGM 100  Intro to PGM 3
PGM 125  PGM Internship I 3
PGM 150  Teaching of Golf I  3
PGM 200  Intermediate Topics in PGM 3
PGM 210  Golf Shop Management 3
PGM 225  PGM Internship II 3
PGM 250  Golf Operations Management 3
PGM 260  Golf Perf. Coach. and Tech. 3
PGM 300  Advanced Topics in PGM 3
PGM 310  Turfgrass Management 3
PGM 325  PGM Internship III 3
PGM 350  Food and Beverage Mgt. 3
PGM 405  Expanded Golf Operations 3
PGM 410  Teaching of Golf II 3
PGM 415  Trends and Issues in the Golf Ind. 3
PGM 425  Senior Internship 3
PGM 435  Capstone Internship 3
Required Related Courses 9
SPT 310  Sport Marketing 3
SPT 400  Legal Aspects of Sport 3
SPT 405  Finance and Economics of Sport 3
Free Electives 19 to 20
Total 120

Additional requirements, not counted toward the General Education requirements, include:

  • Special Experience Course (1 course required): PGM 425 Senior Internship
  • Writing-Intensive Component Courses (2 courses required): PGM 210 Golf Shop Management AND PGM 410 Teaching Golf II
  • Laboratory Course (1 course required): Any Laboratory Course

Additional Requirements

Students in this program must maintain a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average.

Students complete a total of 16 months of internship through five separate internships. For these internships, they are required to work under a Class A PGA professional at a minimum of three different types of facilities ranging from public, private, municipal and military golf facilities to organizations such as a PGA section office, an amateur or professional tournament series, or a golf equipment manufacturer. 

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