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2012-2013 Catalogue

Animal Science: Equine Science (Bachelor of Science)

Overview

The Animal Science program deals with a range of options from basic sciences through companion and zoo animal care to farm management.

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

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.

Curriculum

A possible curriculum in Equine Science:

First Year
Course Credits
CALS 001 & CALS 002 - Foundations 6
Diversity Elective 3
ASCI 001 - Intro to Animal Sciences 4
Inorganic Chemistry 4
Written English 001-099 3
Organic Chemistry 4
Mathematics 3
ASCI 115 - Introduction to Equine Studies 4
General Electives1 0/5
Total 31/36
Sophomore Year
Course Credits
Principles of Biology 8
ASCI 117 - Horse Health and Disease 3
Emergency First Aid 2
ASCI 110 - Animal Nutrition, Metab & Feeding 4
Financial Management 3
CDAE 166 - Intro to Community Entrepreneurship 3
Diversity Elective 3
General Electives1 3/6
Total 29/32
Junior Year
Course Credits
ASCI 141 - Anat & Physiol Domestic Animals 4
ASCI 215 - Physiology of Reproduction 4
Microbiology 4
ASCI 119 - Equine Training Techniques
or
ASCI 121 - Equus
3/4
ASCI 122 - Animals in Soc/Animal Welfare 3
Statistics 3
ASCI 108- Equine Enterprise Mgnt 2
ASCI 181 - Animal Sciences Career Seminar 1
Marketing 3
General Electives1 3/9
Total 30/40
Senior Year
Course Credits
ASCI 215 - Physiology of Reproduction 4
Equine Instructing Techniques 3
ASCI 143- Forage Crop Management 3
ASCI 208 - Equine Industry Issues 3
Genetics 3
Equine Internship 3/6
Specialized Topic 1/3
CDAE 266 - Decision Making 3
General Electives1 2/13
Total 25/41
1Include courses to meet college requirements and advanced courses for specific options.

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