Mar 04, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Equine Science and Management, B.S.

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The horse industry is a dynamic industry that encompasses not only the breeding, raising and training of horses but also the development of activities for the use of the horse in sports and recreation. The industry has a significant economic impact across the U.S. and world-wide.

Equine science and management involves the study and application of science and business concepts to the horse industry. Additional course work supports learning in areas that aid in breeding and raising horses and marketing the industry. Students come from varied equine backgrounds but have a common interest in the horse. Regardless of which breed of horse or activity focus students have, equine science and management majors will have the opportunity to combine their interest in the horse with a desire to become active participants in the horse industry.

Students in equine science and management considering a career in veterinary medicine or graduate research can meet those goals in the degree program as well. Interested students need to consult with an advisor to ensure all specific academic requirements are met.

Career Opportunities

The horse industry is continually changing. Equine science and management graduates are needed in all aspects of the industry including production, business management and other related support industries.

Graduation Requirements

To earn the Bachelor of Science in Equine Science and Management, the student must have a minimum of 120 credit hours with at least a 2.0 grade-point average. A minimum of 45 credit hours must be from upper division courses (300 level and above). Remedial courses may not be counted toward the total hours required for the degree.

Students must complete the following:

UK Core Requirements

See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements . The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity

II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities

III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences

IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences

V. Composition and Communication I

VI. Composition and Communication II

VII. Quantitative Foundations

IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA

X. Global Dynamics

UK Core hours: 30-33

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)

Subtotal: Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement hours (GCCR): 3

Subtotal: Premajor hours: 18-23

Subtotal: Major hours: 31

Emphasis Areas

Students must have one emphasis area. In order to have an emphasis area, students must take 12 credits in one area. Students will then select 9 additional credits from any emphasis area. 21 credit hours in emphasis area courses must be completed.

Specialty Support Requirement

The student will choose, in consultation with an advisor, at least 18 hours of courses at the 200 level or above that will strengthen the program in an area of importance to the student. To aid in developing this area of study, a list of suggested courses is available from your advisor. The list includes courses in agricultural economics, animal sciences, community and leadership development, marketing, management, finance, plant and soil sciences plus other areas of study at UK.

Subtotal: Specialty Support: 18


Electives should be selected by the student to lead to the minimum total of 120 hours required for graduation

Subtotal: Electives: minimum of 3

Total Minimum Hours for Program: 120

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