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Equine Science Minor

University Park, College of Agricultural Sciences (EQ SC)

The Equine Science minor is designed for students who wish to supplement their academic major with studies in equine science. Students are required to complete a minimum of 20 credits. The core prescribed courses develop a foundation in the basic disciplines of animal science and equine science. Additional courses may be selected by the student to allow further specialization and expertise in exercise physiology and training principles, selection and judging, business/farm management, animal genetics and breeding, nutrition, and physiology. With completion of this minor, students will have a foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge along with learning skills for adapting to changes in equine industry. Courses that make up the minor are appropriate for students with and without prior academic or practical experience with horses. The University Horse Farms and the Agricultural Arena are used extensively for supplementing classroom work with hands-on laboratories. Completion of this minor will enhance a student's ability to work directly in horse production and management and allied industries, or continue academic studies in graduate or professional school.

A grade of C or better must be obtained in each course in order to complete the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

(At least 6 credits must be at the 400 level.)

ANSC 201(4), ANSC 217(2) (Sem: 1-4)
ANSC 327(3) (Sem: 5-8)
ANSC 407(3) (Sem: 7-8)

Select 2 credits from: ANSC 37(2) or ANSC 107(2) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3-4 credits from: ANSC 300 GN(3), ANSC 301(3), ANSC 317(3), ANSC 322(3), BA 250(3), KINES 180(3), KINES 202(4), or VBSC 403(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3-4 credits from: AGRO 423(3), ANSC 419(3), ANSC 420(4), ANSC 423(3), ANSC 431(4), ANSC 437(3), ANSC 457(3) or ANSC 467(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2013

Blue Sheet Item #: 41-05-003

Review Date: 02/19/2013



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