Bachelor of Science in Sport Management Studies: Professional Golf Management Concentration

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The sport management studies program has distinctive tracks: sport management and professional golf management.

The sport management studies program is open to any student who has been admitted to California University of Pennsylvania.

Once a student matriculates into the sport management studies program with a concentration in professional golf management (PGM), the student must maintain the following:

  • Students beginning in the PGM program after the fall 2008 semester must have a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average.

The four-year professional golf management program is a structured undergraduate educational offering by California University of Pennsylvania. PGM provides students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the golf industry. One of the key components of the PGM program is the internship opportunities, which require each student to complete a total of 16 months of internship. The 16 months are achieved through five separate internships that require students 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. The internships are an invaluable opportunity for students to apply classroom theory to the practical applied skills necessary to acquire Class A PGA membership. Candidates must have a 2.00 GPA overall in order to matriculate and graduate from the PGM program. 


The following schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
BUS 100  Intro to Business** 3
ENG 101  English Composition I** 3
PGM 100  Introduction to Professional Golf Management* 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar** 1
General Education/Elective Courses 6
Second Semester 15
ECO 100  Elements of Economics** 3
PGM 150  Teaching of Golf I* 3
General Education/Elective Courses 9
Third Semester 3
PGM 125  PGM Internship I* 3
Sophomore Year  
Fourth Semester 15
PGM 200  Intermediate Topics in Professional Golf Management*
PGM 210  Golf Shop Management* 3
General Education/Elective Courses
Fifth Semester 15
PGM 250  Golf Operations Management* 3
PGM 260  Golf Performance Coaching and Technology* 3
General Education/Elective Courses 9
Sixth Semester 3
PGM 225  Professional Golf Management Internship II* 3
Junior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
PGM 300  Advanced Topics in Professional Golf Management*
PGM 310  Turfgrass Management*
SPT 400  Legal Aspects of Sport*
General Education/Elective Courses 6
Eighth Semester 12
PGM 350  Food and Beverage Management*
PGM 410  Teaching of Golf II*
SPT 310  Sport Marketing* 3
General Education/Elective Courses 
Ninth Semester 3
PGM 325 Professional Golf Management Internship III* 3
Senior Year  
Tenth Semester 12
PGM 405  Expanded Golf Operations* 3
PGM 425  Senior Internship* 3
General Education/Elective Courses
Eleventh Semester 12
PGM 415  Trends and Issues in the Golf Industry* 3
PGM 435  Capstone Internship* 3
SPT 305  Ethics in Sport** 3
SPT 405  Finance and Economics of Sport* 3
Total 120

*Required major or related courses

**Required or recommended General Education courses