PGA Golf Management Curriculum
Founded in 1986, PGA Golf Management has been structured to allow a student to choose between a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Management, Marketing or Financial Economics, each with the concentration in PGA Golf Management.
Requirements for the Business PGA Golf Management concentration
45.5 s.h. —30.5 s.h. of PGM foundation courses (PGM 2010, 2020, 3010, 3020, 3040, 4010, 4020, 4300, 4850 and BUS 3750); .5 s.h. of PGM seminars (PGM 1950); 3 s.h. of PGM internships (PGM 1700, 2700, 3700), and 12 s.h. of PGM Internship 4700. Students in the PGM program are exempt from the Physical Education activity core requirement; however, they must complete WEL 1010. PGM students who have not passed their Playing Ability Test by the beginning of their junior year must take WEL 2010 in addition to WEL 1010. Any PGM student who withdraws from Business PGA Golf Management must complete WEL 1010 and WEL 2010 or WEL 2180 prior to graduation.
A requirement of the PGA Golf Management Program is to successfully pass the Playing Ability Test. Each student must attempt the PAT a minimum of two times per academic year until passed. All students must participate in the Player Development Program (PDP) beginning with their first semester on campus until the PAT is successfully passed.
Any student who is ineligible for two (2) internships due to academics or other reasons will be dismissed from the program. A student will not be allowed to attempt more than ten (10) months of internship at the end of his/her senior year.
Successful completion of the Business PGA Golf Management at Methodist University by a student will not automatically result in membership in the PGA of America. Membership requirements of the PGA of America may change during a PGA student’s tenure. A student will be required to fulfill all membership requirements as they now exist or as they may be amended in the future to be eligible for PGA membership.
The PGA of America requires its members to be either United States citizens or resident aliens. The Methodist University PGA Golf Management Program does not actively recruit students who are not eligible for PGA membership.