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PGA Golf Management Curriculum Requirements

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics, or Marketing, each with the concentration in PGA Golf Management.

Major Requirements

Students wishing to concentrate in PGA Golf Management must choose one of the following majors (click for major requirements):

Concentration Requirements

Business Administration majors can count only PGM 2110 and PGM 3210 as both Business Administration electives and PGM concentration courses.

The PGA Golf Management Concentration consists of 44 credits distributed as follows:

PGA Golf Management Core

27 credits

PGM 1010 Introduction to Golf Management 3 credits
PGM 1120 Teaching and Coaching I 3 credits
PGM 2110 Facility Management I 3 credits
PGM 2120 Rules of Golf & Golf Technology 3 credits
PGM 3020 Turfgrass Management & Sustainability 3 credits
PGM 3210 Facility Management II 3 credits
PGM 3220 Teaching & Coaching II 3 credits
PGM 4310 Teaching & Coaching III 3 credits
PGM 4320 Facility Management III 3 credits


15 credits

PGM 1170 Internship I – 3 months 1 credit
PGM 2170 Internship II – 3 months 1 credit
PGM 3270 Internship III – 3 months 1 credit
PGM 4370 Internship IV – 7 months 12 credits


Students are required to complete one seminar (0.5 credit) each academic year for a total of four seminars (2 credits).

PGM 1910 First Year Seminar 0.5 credit hour
PGM 1920, 2910, 2920, 3910, 3920, 4910, 4920 0.5 credit hour each

Other Concentration Requirements

Playing Ability Test (PAT)

A requirement of the PGA Golf Management program is to successfully pass the Playing Ability Test.  Unless a student enters the PGA Golf Management program having already passed the PAT, students must participate in a PAT (weather permitting) at least one time during their first year in the PGA Golf Management program.  For years two and beyond, students must participate in a PAT a minimum of two times per year with encouragement to participate in a third PAT until the test is passed.  Students who have not passed the PAT will be required to complete a Player Development Plan created by the PGA Golf Management staff.

PGA Golf Management Internships

Any student who is ineligible for two (2) internships due to academic or other reasons will be dismissed from the program unless permission is granted by the Director of the Program.

PGA Membership

Successful completion of the PGA Golf Management program 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.