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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 more than 27 credits or 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 21 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: (all must be taken)

  • AN SC 107 (3) - Introduction to Equine Science and Industry (FA/SP)
  • AN SC 201 (4) - Animal Science (FA/SP)
  • AN SC 217 (2) - Introduction to Horse Judging (FA/SP)
  • AN SC 327 (4) - Horse Production and Management (FA)

Additional Courses: (take 3 credits)

  • AN SC 437 (3) - Equine Facilitated Therapy (FA*)
  • AN SC 447 (3) - Equine Exercise Physiology (FA)
  • AN SC 457 (3) - Equine Reproduction and Breeding Farm (FA)
  • AN SC 467 (3) - Equine Nutrition and Feeding (SP**)

Must select 6-7 credits of which 3 or more must be at the 400 level (Cannot be used elsewhere in minor):

  • AN SC 117 (2) - Equine Marketing (SP)
  • AN SC 317 (3) - Horse Handling and Training (SP)
  • AN SC 415 (3) - Companion Animal Behavior (SP)
  • AN SC 418 (3) - Nutrient Management in Agricultural Systems (FA)
  • AN SC 419 (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 427 (3) - Milk Secretion (SP)
  • AN SC 431 (4) - Physiology of Mammalian Reproduction (FA)
  • AN SC 437 (3) - Equine Facilitated Therapy (FA*)
  • AN SC 447 (3) - Equine Exercise Physiology (FA)
  • AN SC 457 (3) - Equine Reproduction and Breeding Farm Management (FA)
  • AN SC 467 (3) - Equine Nutrition and Feeding (SP**)
  • AGRO 423 (3) - Forage Crop Management (FA)
  • VB SC 303 (3) - Principles of Animal Disease (FA)

*offered in even numbered years

**Writing Across the Curriculum designation

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