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Equine Science (Degree)

Gainesville Campus

The Equine Program is designed to give students hands-on experience, real industry application, and a well-rounded curriculum that includes science, business, riding, and training. Located in the heart of horse country, students not only work within the program but directly with many of the outstanding professionals and facilities in the area thereby gaining important work experience and contacts within the industry. The diverse student population encompasses individuals from many levels of experience, disciplines, and background including international students that come to study in the program.

Important Notice: Students should also note that this is a very rigorous program that requires a large amount of time, significant class loads, and extra work experiences out side of class.

Graduation Requirements: A minimum of 72 semester hours is required for graduation with an Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Degree Requirements

First Year - First Semester

ENGL 1301COMPOSITION I

3 credit hours

EQUESTRIAN I REQUIREMENT

3 credit hours

AGEQ 1411EQUINE SCIENCE I (HORSE PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT)

4 credit hours

AGEQ 1305EQUINE ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT

3 credit hours

AGRI 1309COMPUTERS IN AGRICULTURE

3 credit hours

Equestrian I Requirement: AGEQ 1319 or AGEQ 1300 or AGEQ 1371

First Year - Second Semester

AGEQ 1315HORSE EVALUATION I

3 credit hours

AGRICULTURAL COURSE

3 credit hours

EQUESTRIAN II REQUIREMENT

3 credit hours

INSTITUTIONAL CORE REQUIREMENT

3 credit hours

HUMANITIES-FINE ART

3 credit hours

AGEQ 2311EQUINE SCIENCE II (ADVANCED HORSE PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT)

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:18

Agricultural Course: Choose one from: Ag. Economics or Ranch Business

Equestrian II Requirement: AGEQ 2339 or AGEQ 2359 or AGEQ 1471

Institutional Core Requirement: Choose one course from the Core Curriculum in either GOVT, HIST or Social & Behavioral Sciences

Humanities/Fine Art: Choose one course from the Core Curriculum from Humanities or Visual & Performing Arts

First Year - Third Semester

AGRICULTURE MECHANICS

3 credit hours

CORE COLLEGE MATH

3 credit hours

AGEQ 1401EQUINE BEHAVIOR AND TRAINING I

4 credit hours

NATURAL SCIENCE

4 credit hours

AGAH 1397AGRICULTURAL SPANISH

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:17

Agriculture Mechanics: Choose one from: Ag. Power Units, Ag. Construction or Farm and Ranch Shop Skills

Core College Math: Choose one course from the Core Curriculum in Mathematics

Equine Elective: Choose one from: AGEQ1271, AGEQ1291, AGEQ1322, AGEQ1371, AGEQ1391, AGEQ2215, AGEQ2401

Natural Science: Choose one course from the Core Curriculum in Natural Science

First Year - Fourth Semester

AGRI 1419INTRODUCTORY ANIMAL SCIENCE

4 credit hours

AGEQ 1450EQUINE REPRODUCTION

4 credit hours

SPCH 1315PUBLIC SPEAKING

3 credit hours

AGEQ 2310EQUINE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

3 credit hours

AGEQ 2386INTERNSHIP - EQUINE SCIENCE

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:17

Equine Elective: Choose one from: AGEQ1271, AGEQ1291, AGEQ1322, AGEQ1370, AGEQ1371, AGEQ1391, AGEQ2215, AGEQ2401

Total Credit Hours: 52

*AGEQ2386 will constitute the capstone experience.