The Associate of Arts equestrian studies program is a two-year degree that emphasizes equine and business management. This program provides students the fundamentals needed to step into an entry-level position in the equine industry. As the Associate degree is progressive into the four-year degree options, students can choose to continue toward a baccalaureate degree or enter the workforce. Students will gain experience handling a variety of horses and study horse science, introductory record keeping and business management.
Students with an A.A. degree in Equine Studies will:
• Demonstrate safety and practical horse experience to gain employment in the equine industry working with horses in a variety of equine careers.
• Critically analyze trends regarding the horse industry that are important for horse care, farm operations, management, marketing and legal issues.
• Complete assessment of skills required for equine program graduates entering the racing and nonracing performance horse industries.
Available through: WC
|General Education Requirements||25|
|Equine Studies Major Requirements||25|
|Introduction to Equine Studies (EQS 165)||3|
|Equine Farm Operations I (EQS 109)||4|
|Equine Farm Operations II (EQS 111)||4|
|Equine Healthcare Management (EQS 214)||3|
|Equine Anatomy & Physiology (EQS 215)||3|
|Equine Anatomy & Physiology Lab (EQS 216)||1|
|Feeds, Feeding & Forages (EQS 251)||3|
|Electives (EQS or other)||4|