Equine Science, Minor

Program Code: EQSC_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 21

Requirements for the Minor

At least 6 credits must be at the 400 level.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Some selections may require prerequisites not required by the minor. 

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
ANSC 107Introduction to Equine Science and the Equine Industry Keystone/General Education Course3
ANSC 201Animal Science4
ANSC 217Introduction to Horse Judging2
ANSC 327Horse Production and Management3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 3 credits of the following:3
Equine Facilitated Therapy
Equine Exercise Physiology Keystone/General Education Course
Equine Reproduction and Breeding Farm Management
Equine Nutrition and Feeding
Select 6-7 credits from the following (3 credits must be at the 400-level):6-7
Forage Crop Management
Equine Marketing
Horse Handling and Training
Companion Animal Behavior
Nutrient Management in Agricultural Systems
Applied Animal Welfare
Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology
Comparative Physiology of Domestic Animals
Milk Secretion
ANSC 431W
Equine Facilitated Therapy
Equine Exercise Physiology Keystone/General Education Course
Equine Reproduction and Breeding Farm Management
Equine Nutrition and Feeding
Riding Instructor Training
Principles of Animal Disease Control

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

Ann L. Macrina
Associate Teaching Professor
322 Agricultural Sciences & Industries Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-4202
alm106@psu.edu

Career Paths

Penn State students with an Equine Science minor have successfully established careers in a wide array of fields. Their in-depth study in one or more subject areas demonstrates expertise valued by employers. Students are encouraged to participate in internships, externships, work experiences, and departmental research, all of which provide hands-on learning. Many of these opportunities are publicized through the Animal Science Student Services office.

Careers

Career opportunities in equine science are limited only by your imagination. If you think of anything related to a horse or horse management, there’s a career related to it. Some examples include veterinarian, research scientist, stable manager, feed industry sales/service, pharmaceutical sales/service, breeding lab manager, ag finance, equipment sales/service, animal caretaker, marketing director, public relations, sales preparation/management, trainer, cooperative extension, and retail sales.

Opportunities for Graduate Studies

Equine Science students who wish to pursue graduate studies can find opportunities at numerous institutions. These include Master's, Ph.D., and D.V.M./V.M.D. programs at land-grant institutions, veterinary schools, and other institutions with equine and animal science areas of study.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDIES

Contact

University Park

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE
335 Agricultural Sciences & Industries Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-983-3665
AskDAS@psu.edu

http://animalscience.psu.edu