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A.S. Equine Management Pathway

A.S. Equine Management Pathway

Why Equine Management Pathway?

This two-year (66(67) credit) pathway is designed to give students a foundation in equine science and the ability to apply that knowledge in a practical manner. Graduates will be prepared for a career in equine business and management, breeding, nutrition, and allied industries such as sales, feed, tack and equipment. The program is designed to give a broad base for any equine field and to transfer to a four-year program in Equine Science. Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they expect to transfer and select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will demonstrate:

  • Identify breeds of horses and selection for specific uses.
  • Quantify basic horse conformation while stressing the importance of form to desired function. Identify the fundamentals of equine anatomy and diseases.
  • Apply basic horse care and nutrition principles.
  • Demonstrate writing and mathematical skills for business application.

NOTE: 3 credits of either Humanities & Fine Arts or History & Social Sciences must meet the Cultural Diversity requirement.
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Total Credits for Program Completion: 66(67)

  First Year - Fall Semester     18 Credits Credits
College Writing I3
Principles of Living Systems & Lab4
Humanities & Fine Arts Elective3
Natural Resource Conservation3
Montana Range Plants1
Introduction to Animal Science3
Intro to Ag & Env Resources1
  First Year - Spring Semester     16 Credits Credits
Intro to Technical Writing3
Introduction to Public Speaking3
Leadership Development for Agriculture(3)
Livestock in Sustainable Systems3
EQUS or EQUH course(3)
Small Pasture Management1
Equine Ethology3
Introduction to Statistics3
  Second Year - Fall Semester     17(18) Credits Credits
Mathematics Core Requirement3(4)
Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals & Lab4
Intro to General Chemistry & Lab4
Principles of Microeconomics3
Natural Resource Ecology3
EQUS or EQUH course(3)
  Second Year - Spring Semester     15 Credits Credits
Intro to Psychology3
Intro to Organic & Biochemistry & Lab4
In Consultation with transfer institution.3
Principles of Macroeconomics3
Livestock Feeding & Nutrition3
Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement3

Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.