Equine Studies Minor


The equine studies minor supports students' interest in horsemanship while also getting an introduction to equine science, equine industry and management, and equine assisted services. You’ll be able to explore equine care and management, equine health, and equine anatomy while also working with horses to develop professional equine skills. Compliment any major with a minor in equine studies to expand your studies and/or possibilities for an equine-related career.

A minor in equine studies consists of a minimum of 20 credits of equine-related animal science courses.

  • ANSC 402 may be counted only once for minor credit.
  • Students must receive a minimum grade of C- in any course used for the minor. Students failing to do this will need to retake the course in order to receive credit.
  • No courses taken on a pass(credit)/fail basis may count toward the minor.
  • No more than 12 credits at the 400-level may be used for the minor.
  • Students may petition equine faculty in their junior year to include a course that is not listed.
  • Students must take at least one course at the 600- or 700-level.
  • Students who transfer from other institutions may petition the equine program faculty for course approval.
  • Students who choose both ANSC 500 and ANSC 643 as two of their courses toward the minor in equine studies will be eligible for PATH International therapeutic riding instructor certification.
Required Course
ANSC 427Introduction to Equine Science4
Select a minimum of 16 credits from the following electives:
AAS 434Equipment and Facilities Management3
ANSC 402Horsemanship Lab1
ANSC 419Horse Power4
ANSC 500Equine Assisted Services4
ANSC 522Ethical Horsemanship - Considerations and Theory3
ANSC 526Equine Conformation, Movement, and Performance4
ANSC 536Preparation and Competition Techniques for the Modern Sport Horse4
ANSC 538Equine Handling/Longeing1
ANSC 548Agricultural Business Management4
ANSC 640Principles of Riding Instruction4
ANSC 641Principles of Dressage Instruction2
ANSC 642Principles of Jumping Instruction2
ANSC 643Principles of Therapeutic Riding Instruction4
ANSC 647Equine Stable Management 4
ANSC 665Agricultural & Equine Event Design, Planning and Management2
ANSC 695Supervised Teaching Experience 11-2
ANSC 724Reproductive Management and Artificial Insemination4
ANSC 795Investigations 11-4
ANSC 795WInvestigations 11-4
ANSC 799Honors Senior Thesis 11-4

Subject to approval. Must be equine-related.