University of Vermont

2008-09 Online Catalogue

Animal Science: Equine Science (Bachelor of Science)

Overview

Specialized courses are offered on the care, management, breeding, training, and health of horses. Students can specialize in either a teaching/training track or a management track.

The world-famous Morgan Horse Farm at Weybridge,VT, about 45 minutes from campus, is also part of the Department and offers opportunities for study and research. Students may also enroll in equine courses at the Miner Agricultural Research Institute in Chazy, New York.

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

  • ASCI 115 Introduction to Equine Studies
  • ASCI 117 Horse, Health and Disease
  • ASCI 298 Equine Industry Issues
  • One of the following courses
  • Two of three courses in the following tracks:
    • Teaching/Training Track
      • ASCI 119 Equine Training Techniques
      • ASCI 125 Equine Instructing Techniques
      • ASCI 298 Equine Enterprise Management
    • Management Track
      • ASCI 205 Equine Reproduction & Management
      • ASCI 121 EQUUS
      • ASCI 298 Equine Enterprise Management

Curriculum

The following is a possible curriculum.

First Year
Course Credits
CALS 001 & CALS 002 - Foundations 6
ASCI 001 - Introductory Animal Sciences 4
ASCI 115 - Introduction to Equine Studies 4
ENGS 001 - Written Expression 3
Inorganic Chemistry 4
Organic Chemistry 4
Mathematics 3
Cultural Diversity Elective 3
Electives 0-5
Total 31-36
Sophomore Year
Course Credits
BIOL 001 - Principles of Biology 4
ASCI 043 - Fundamentals of Nutrition 3
ASCI 110 - Animal Nutrit, Metab & Feeding 4
ASCI 117 - Horse Health and Disease 3
ASCI 141 - Anat&Physiol Domestic Animals 4
CDAE 166 - Intro to Community Entrepreneurship 3
Emergency First Aid 2
Financial Management 3
Cultural Diversity 3
General Electives 3-6
Physical Education Elective 1
Total 30-36
Junior Year
Course Credits
ASCI 215 - Physiology of Reproduction 4
ASCI 119 - Equine Training Techniques
or
ASCI 121 - Equus
3-4
ASCI 122 - Animals in Soc/Animal Welfare 3
ASCI 281 - Animal Sciences Career Seminar 1
ASCI 298 - Equine Enterprise Mgnt 2
PSS 011 - Principles of Plant Science 3
Marketing 3
Microbiology 4
Statistics 3
General Electives 3-9
Total 29-36
Senior Year
Course Credits
ASCI 143 - Forage Crop Management 3
ASCI 205 - Equine Reproduction&Management 3
ASCI 298 - Equine Industry Issues 3
CDAE 266 - Dec Making for Community Entrepreneurs 3
Equine Internship 3-6
Genetics 3
Specialized Topic 1-3
General Electives 2-13
Physical Education Elective 1
Equine Instructing Techniques 3
Total 30-36

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