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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 68 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 1319HORSEMANSHIP I

3 credit hours

OR

AGEQ 1300ENGLISH EQUITATION I

3 credit hours

OR

AGEQ 1370LOCAL NEEDS - PRINCIPLES OF RANCH HORSE RIDING I

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

Total Credit Hours:16

Equestrian I Requirement: AGEQ 1319 or AGEQ 1300 or AGEQ 1370

First Year - Second Semester

AGEQ 1315HORSE EVALUATION I

3 credit hours

AGRICULTURAL COURSE

3 credit hours

AGRI 2317INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

3 credit hours

OR

AGMG 2301LIVESTOCK BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

3 credit hours

EQUESTRIAN II REQUIREMENT

3 credit hours

AGEQ 2339HORSEMANSHIP II

3 credit hours

OR

AGEQ 2359ENGLISH EQUITATION II

3 credit hours

OR

AGEQ 1371LOCAL NEEDS - PRINCIPLES OF RANCH HORSE RIDING II

3 credit hours

OR

AGEQ 2370LOCAL NEEDS - REINING

3 credit hours

INSTITUTIONAL CORE REQUIREMENT

3 credit hours

GOVT XXXXGOVERNMENT CORE

3 credit hours

OR

HIST XXXXHISTORY CORE

3 credit hours

OR

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE

3 credit hours

VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

3 credit hours

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

3 credit hours

Agricultural Course: Choose one from: AGRI2317 or AGMG2301

Equestrian II Requirement: AGEQ 2339 or AGEQ 2359 or AGEQ 1371 or AGEQ2370

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

Visual & Performing Arts: Choose one course from the Core Visual & Performing Arts

First Year - Third Semester

AGRICULTURE MECHANICS

3 credit hours

AGRI 2301AGRICULTURAL POWER UNITS

3 credit hours

OR

AGRI 2303AGRICULTURAL CONSTRUCTION I

3 credit hours

OR

AGME 1415FARM AND RANCH SHOP SKILLS I

4 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

Agriculture Mechanics: Choose one from: AGRI2301, AGRI2303 or AGME1415

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

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

AGEQ 2310EQUINE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

3 credit hours

AGEQ 2386INTERNSHIP - EQUINE SCIENCE

3 credit hours

SPCH 1311INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH COMMUNICATION

3 credit hours

OR

SPCH 1315PUBLIC SPEAKING

3 credit hours

OR

SPCH 1318INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

3 credit hours

OR

SPCH 1321BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL SPEECH

3 credit hours


Total Credit Hours: 68

*AGEQ2386 will constitute the capstone experience.