Bachelor of Science in Equine Studies

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
CORE1001 Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm 3 CORE-ENGL The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems 3
BIOL1001 Biology I 4 PSYC1001 Intro to Psychology 3
MATH1200 College Algebra or 3 MGMT1000 Introduction to Business Models 3
MATH2200 Statistics 3      
EQST1601 Foundation in Equine Care 3 MATH2101 Applied Business Statistics 3
  Equine Elective (Recommend EQST 1001 Elective) 3 ANSC2701 Equine Anatomy And Physiology 3
    16     15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
EQST2801 Fundamentals of Farm and Stable Management 3 CORE2003 Needfinding: Uncovering Opportunity in Human Need 3
MKTG2004 Marketing I – Creating Marketing, Branding, Sales Strategies 3 MGMT 3400 Human Resource Management

or 3000+ Business Elective

ENGL1003 Writing about Literature 3 ANSC2403 Equine Nutrition 3
MGMT2500 Small Business Management

or 2000+ Business Elective

3 EQST2200 Equine Industry and the Law 3
ECON1200 Global Economic: Micro and Macro Perspectives 3 Open Elective 3
15 15

 Junior Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
ACCT2100 Accounting and Finance I – Concepts and Tools 3 ACCT3100 Accounting and Finance II – Financial Decision Making 3
EQST3701 Equine Biomechanics and Conformation 3 MGMT4003 Developing Business Leadership

or 4000+ Business Elective

MKTG3300 Customer Engagement

or 3000+ Business Elective

3 EQST3100 Equine Behavior 3
History Elective 3 CORE3004 Entrepreneurial Mindset: Creating & Capturing Value 3
Equine Elective

(EQST 3104 Recommended)

3 Open Elective 3
15 15

Students encouraged to complete 200 hours of externship experience during summer months

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
ANSC3100 Animals in Society 3 ANSC3503 Equine Reproduction and Breeding Management 3
EQST4201 Equine Pathology and Diseases 3 Equine Elective

(EQST 4500 Recommended)

CORE4005 Agile Mindset Capstone 3 Global Awareness and Diversity Elective 3
EQST4906 Externship Module Ia 3 Open Elective 3
Open Elective 3 Open Elective 3
15 15
Total Credits: 121


Students may choose to take any five (5) approved Equine electives in order to complete the degree.  A listing of approved Equine program electives can be found at

Equine Electives = 3

Open Electives = 5

ANSC2401 Animal Nutrition
ANSC2501 Animal Breeding
ANSC3301 The Human and Animal Bond
EQST1001 Foundations in Riding I
EQST1002 Foundations in Riding II
EQST2001 Principles of Riding Instruction I
EQST2002 Principles of Riding Instruction II
EQST3104 Special Topics in the Equine Industry 
EQST3200 Basic Training Methods
EQST4200 Training Under Saddle
EQST4500 Equine Facilities Management
EQST4908 Equine Studies Externship Module Ib
VTSC3300 Disaster Preparedness for Animals
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