Equine Science and Management Certificate

The Equine Science and Management certificate is designed to meet students' needs wishing to supplement their academic major with studies in Equine Science. The certificate provides enhanced opportunities for any student who wants to emphasize their knowledge in Equine Science and increase documentation of their horse handling skills. The certificate program is built on a strong science background and adds practical applications of equine management. This certificate may be beneficial to any student pursuing an equine career regardless of degree or major.

The selection of courses from the approved list will provide both scientific and practical concentration within Equine Science and Management regardless of the student's declared major.

The program is structured to build expertise in equine Science and management using five categories: Foundation Course (3 Credits), Fundamental Disciplines in Animal Science (6 credits), Equine Expertise Expansion (6 credits), Expertise Expansion (3 credits), and Equine Management Emphasis (6 credits). Per ISU policy, nine credits will be unique to the certificate and will not be applied to a major, minor, or other certification.  

Successful completion of the certificate requires a minimum of 18 credits at the 300 or 400 level.  All courses applied to the Equine Science and  Management Certificate must be taken for a grade. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required to complete the program and receive the certificate

EQUINE SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE

Foundation Course  (3 credits)

 Course

Credits

An S 216

Equine Science

3

Fundamental Disciplines in Animal Science (6 credits)

 

 

AN S 320

Animal Feeds and Feeding

3

AN S 331

Domestic Animal Reproduction

3

Equine Expertise Expansion (6 Credits)

 

 

ANS 217

Equine Farm Practicum

2

An S 306

Equine Evaluation

3

An S 313

Exercise Physiology of Animals*

2

An S 317A

Fundamentals of Equine Behavior and Training: Young Horses at Halter

1

An S 317B

Fundamentals of Equine Behavior and Training: Yearlings

3

An S 332E

Laboratory Methods in Animal Reproduction – Equine

1

Expertise Expansion  (3 Credits)

 

 

ACCT  215

Legal Environment of Business

3

AGEDS 451

Agricultural Law

3

AGRON 334

Forage Crop Management

3

AN S 333

Embryo Transfer and Related Technologies

3

AN S 336

Domestic Animal Behavior and Well-Being*

3

AN S 337

Lactation

3

AN S 345

Growth and Development of Domestic Animals*

3

ECON 230

Farm Business Management

3

ECON 334

Entrepreneurship in Agriculture

3

Equine Management Emphasis (6 credits)

 

 

AN S 415

Equine Systems Management

3

ANS  399

Equine Internship Experience

3

Total

 

  1. credits
  1. Foundation courses (4) Can count toward major. (ANS 216 is a pre-requisite for AN S 415)
  2. Fundamental Disciplines (6) Can count toward major. (ANS 320 and ANS 331 is a pre-requisite for ANS 415)
  3. Equine Expertise Expansion (6) Courses marked with an "*" fulfill the Animal Science degree discipline expansion requirement unless designated as a unique course in the certificate. 
  4. Expertise Expansion (3) Courses marked with an "*" fulfill the Animal Science degree discipline expansion requirement unless designated as a unique course in the certificate.
  5. Equine Management Emphasis (6)
Example of a 4-Year Plan

Freshman

 

 

 

Fall

Credits

Spring

Credits

AN S 110

1

AN S 114

2

AN S 101

2

CHEM 177, 177L or CHEM 163, 163L

5

BIOL 211

3

Humanities - elective list

3

BIOL 211L

1

SP CM 212, AGEDS 311, or COMST 214

3

ENGL 150

3

BIOL 212

3

LIB 160

1

BIOL 212L

1

MATH 140, 150, 160, or 165

3 to 4

 

 

Soc. Sci. - elective list

3

 

 

 

17-18

 

17

Sophomore

 

 

 

Fall

Credits

Spring

Credits

AN S 211

1

AN S 210

1

AN S 216

3

AN S 214

3

AN S 200 - elective list

3

AN S 214L

1

STAT 101 104, or 226

3 to 4

AN S 200 - elective list

3

BBMB 221

3

ENGL 250

3

ECON 101

3

MICRO 201 & 201L or MICRO 302 & 302L

3 to 4

 

 

ANS 306

3

 

17

 

17-18

Junior

 

 

 

Fall

Credits

Spring

Credits

AN S 319

3

 

 

AN S 331

3

AN S 320

3

GEN 320 or BIOL 313

3

AN S 352

3

Ethics -elective list

3

ANS 306

3

ANS 317B

3

U.S. Diversity - elective list

3

 

 

Free elective

3

 

15

 

15

Senior

 

 

 

Fall

Credits

Spring

Credits

AN S 411

1

AN S 400 - Option 2

3

AN S 415

3

International Perspective - elective list

3

ENGL 302, 309, 312, or 314

3

ANS 332E

1

ANS 399 (Equine Internship)

3

Free elective

3

AN S 400  Option 1

3

Free elective

2

ANS 336

3

 

 

 

16

 

 14

In this example of a Four year plan in AN S degree with Certificate 

Red are unique to the Certificate

ANS  415, ANS 306, ANS 317B

9

 

Blue are also in the certificate

ANS 216, 320, 331, 336,  399

15

 

 

 

24

 

Minimum listed here is 128 credits, but  several choices might take it to 130

 

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