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Option Equine Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Animal Sciences - College of Agricultural Sciences



The two areas of emphasis within the Equine option are designed to give students direction in regard to their future career and endeavors.

The Management or General Emphasis is designed to prepare those students wanting to not only own horses, but to manage equine facilities, event centers, or to go into areas such as nutrition, pharmaceuticals sales or marketing and promotion.

The Human or Animal Therapy Emphasis is designed to prepare students to go into the area of animal-assisted therapy. Using horses as therapy animals is becoming widely accepted and utilized. For this emphasis, the student not only needs to understand the horse itself but human nature as well.



27 credits with a minimum of 15 credits upper division are required.

Required: 12 credits

ANS 220. Introductory Horse Science (3)
ANS 333. Equine Stable Management (3)
ANS 335. Equine Health and Disease (3)
ANS 341. Animal Behavior and Cognition (3)
   or ANS 435. Applied Animal Behavior (3)
   or ANS 441. Topics in Animal Learning (3)

Select two classes from the following (you may take all):
ANS 430. Equine Systems I: Exercise Science (4)
ANS 431. Equine Systems II: Nutrition (3)
ANS 432. Equine Systems III: Reproduction (3)

Select a minimum of 9 credits from the following:

Management or General Emphasis:
ANS 223. Equine Marketing (2)
ANS 401. Research (Wild Horse Behavior) (2)
ANS 410. Animal Science Internship (3)1
BA 215. Fundamentals of Accounting (4)
BA 230. Business Law I (4)
   or AEC 388. Agricultural Law (4)
BA 260. Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4)
RNG 442. Rangeland-Animal Relations (4)
   or CROP 310. Forage Production (4)
RNG 470. Pastoral Systems of the World (3)

Or select a minimum of 9 credits from the following:

Human or Animal Therapy Emphasis:
ANS 341. Animal Behavior and Cognition (3)
ANS 401. Research (Wild Horse Behavior) (2)
ANS 410. Animal Science Internship (3)1
ANS 435. Applied Animal Behavior (3)
ANS 441. Topics in Animal Learning (3)
BA 260. Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4)
COMM 218. *Interpersonal Communication (3)
PHL 205. *Ethics (4)
PSY 201. *General Psychology (3)
PSY 202. *General Psychology (3)
PSY 330. Brain and Behavior (4)
PSY 381. Abnormal Psychology (4)
PSY 432. Physiological Psychology (4)


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
1 Internships must be related to the field of equine management or science


Option Code: 693




 
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