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Equine Science Minor

The Equine Science Minor is designed for students who wish to supplement their academic major with studies in equine science.

The core of prescribed courses in the Equine Science Minor develops a foundation in the basic disciplines of animal science and equine science.  Additional courses are selected by the student to emphasize other, more specialized, areas of interest in management principles, equine science, or general animal genetics, breeding, nutrition or physiology.

Requirements for the Minor

  • You must complete 60 credits and declare a major before you can enroll. 
  • Preparing for an Equine Science Minor provides additional information and may be helpful for students prior to official enrollment in the minor.
  • Students are required to complete a minimum of 20 credits for the minor, at least 6 of which must be at the 400 level. 
  • A grade of C or better must be earned in each course in order to complete the minor. 

Prescribed Courses (12 credits)

  • AN SC 201 (4) - Animal Science (FA/SP)
  • AN SC 217 (2) - Introduction to Horse Judging (FA/SP)
  • AN SC 327 (3) - Horse Production and Management (FA)
  • AN SC 407 (3) - Advanced Horse Management (SP)

Additional Courses:

Must select 2-3 credits from the following list:

  • AN SC 037 (2) - Horse and Man
  • AN SC 107 (3) - Introduction to Equine Science and Industry

Must select 3-4 credits from the following list:

  • AN SC 300 (3) (GN) - Integrated Animal Biology (SP)
  • AN SC 301 (3) - Principles of Animal Nutrition (FA)
  • AN SC 317 (3) - Horse Handling and Training (SP)
  • AN SC 322 (3) - Principles of Animal Breeding (FA)
  • BA 250 (3) - Small Business Management (FA/SP)
  • KINES 180 (3) - Introduction to Kinesiology (FA/SP)
  • KINES 202 (4) - Functional Human Anatomy (FA/SP)
  • VB SC 303 (3) - Principles of Animal Disease (FA)

Must select 3-4 credits at the 400 level from the following list:

  • AN SC 419W (3) - Applied Animal Welfare (FA)
  • AN SC 420 (4) - Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology (SP)
  • AN SC 423 (3) - Comparative Physiology of Domestic Animals (SP)
  • AN SC 431W (4) - Physiology of Mammalian Reproduction (FA)
  • AN SC 437 (3) - Equine Facilitated Therapy (FA-even years)
  • AN SC 457 (3) - Equine Reproduction and Breeding Farm Management (FA)
  • AN SC 467W (3) - Equine Nutrition and Feeding (SP)
  • AGRO 423 (3) - Forage Crop Management (FA)

Enrolling

Students enroll in the minor via LionPATH. For additional information, please contact the Equine Science Program Coordinator, Dr. Ann Macrina.

Equine Career Options

Learn about the career options in the equine industry.

 

Contact Information

Ann Macrina
  • Senior Instructor
Phone: 814-863-4202