PGA Golf Management Curriculum Requirements

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Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics, Management, 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):

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Financial Economics
  • Management
  • Marketing

Concentration Requirements

The PGA Golf Management Concentration consists of 47.5-49 s.h. distributed as follows:

PGA Golf Management Core

  • PGM 2010 Qualifying Level and Tournament Operations (3 s.h.)
  • PGM 2020 Customer Relations and Introduction to Teaching and Golf Club Performance (3 s.h.)
  • PGM 3010 Intermediate Golf Instruction and Golf Club Alteration (3 s.h.)
  • PGM 3020 Agronomy (3 s.h.)
  • PGM 3040 Business Planning and Golf Cart Fleet (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3750 Human Resource Management (3 s.h.)
  • PGM 4010 Advanced Teaching Methods and Golf Club Fitting (3 s.h.)
  • PGM 4020 Golf Operations, Merchandising, and Inventory Management (3 s.h.)
  • PGM 4300 Food and Beverage Management (3 s.h.)
  • PGM 4850 PGA Final Experience (3 s.h.)


  • PGM 1700 1st Internship – 3 months (1 s.h.)
  • PGM 2700 2nd Internship – 3 months (1 s.h.)
  • PGM 3700 3rd Internship – 3 or 5 months (1 s.h.)
  • PGM 4700 4th Internship – 5 or 7 months (12 s.h.)


  • PGM 1950 1st year seminar (0.5 s.h.)
  • PGM 1960 1st year seminar Player Development (0.5 s.h.)
  • PGM 2950 2nd year Player Development (0.5 s.h.)
  • PGM 2960 2nd year Player Development (0.5 s.h.)
  • PGM 3950 3rd year Player Development (0.5 s.h.)
  • PGM 3960 3rd year Player Development (0.5 s.h.)
  • PGM 4950 4th year Player Development (0.5 s.h.)
  • PGM 4960 4th year Player Development (0.5 s.h.)

Other Concentration Requirements

Playing Ability Test (PAT)

A requirement of the PGA Golf Management Program is to successfully pass the Playing Ability Test. Weather permitting 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.

PGA Golf Management Internships

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

PGA Membership

Successful completion of the 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. Methodist University does not actively recruit students who are not eligible for PGA membership.