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 solid science background and adds practical applications of equine management. This certificate may benefit 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 not be applied to a major, minor, or other certification.  

Successful certificate completion requires a minimum of 18 credits at the 3009 or 400 9level.  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 2160

Equine Science

3

Fundamental Disciplines in Animal Science (6 credits)

 

 

AN S 3200

Animal Feeds and Feeding

3

AN S 3310

Domestic Animal Reproduction

3

Equine Expertise Expansion (6 Credits)

 

 

ANS 2170

Equine Farm Practicum

2

An S 3060

Equine Evaluation

3

An S 3130

Exercise Physiology of Animals*

3

An S 3160 Laboratory Methods in Animal Reproduction – Equine 3

An S 3170A

Fundamentals of Equine Behavior and Training: Young Horses at Halter

1

An S 3170B

Fundamentals of Equine Behavior and Training: Yearlings

3

Expertise Expansion  (3 Credits)

 

 

ACCT  2150

Legal Environment of Business

3

AGEDS 4510

Agricultural Law

3

AGRON 3340

Forage Crop Management

3

AN S 3330

Embryo Transfer and Related Technologies

3

AN S 3360

Domestic Animal Behavior and Well-Being*

3

AN S 3370

Lactation

3

AN S 3450

Growth and Development of Domestic Animals*

3

ECON 2300

Farm Business Management

3

ECON 3340

Entrepreneurship in Agriculture

3

Equine Management Emphasis (6 credits)

 

 

AN S 4150

Equine Systems Management

3

ANS  3990

Equine Internship Experience

3

Total

 

  1. credits
  1. Foundation courses (4) Can count toward the major. (ANS 2160 is a pre-requisite for AN S 4150)
  2. Fundamental Disciplines (6) Can count toward the major. (ANS 3200 and ANS 3310 is a pre-requisite for ANS 4150)
  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

Class

Credits

Term

Credits

Freshman      

Fall

Credits

Spring

Credits

AN S 1100

1

AN S 1140

2

AN S 1010

2

CHEM 1770, 1770L or CHEM 1630, 1630L

5

BIOL 2110

3

Humanities - elective list

3

BIOL 2110L

1

SP CM 2120, AGEDS 3110, or COMST 2140

3

ENGL 1500

3

BIOL 2120

3

LIB 1600

1

BIOL 2120L

1

MATH 1400, 1500, 1600, or 1650

3 to 4

 

 

Soc. Sci. - elective list

3

 

 

Total Credits

17-18

 

17

Sophomore

 

 

 

Fall

Credits

Spring

Credits

AN S 2110

1

AN S 2100

1

AN S 2160**

3

AN S 2140

3

AN S 2000 - elective list

3

AN S 2140L

1

STAT 1010 1040, or 2260

3 to 4

AN S 2000 - elective list

3

BBMB 2210

3

ENGL 2500

3

ECON 1010

3

MICRO 2010 & 2010L or MICRO 3020 & 3020L

3 to 4

 

 

ANS 3060

3

Total Credits

17

 

17-18

Junior

 

 

 

Fall

Credits

Spring

Credits

AN S 3190

3

 

 

AN S 3310**

3

AN S 3200**

3

GEN 3200 or BIOL 3130

3

AN S 3520

3

Ethics -elective list

3

ANS 3060*

3

ANS 3170B*

3

U.S. Diversity - elective list

3

 

 

Free elective

3

Total Credits

15

 

15

Senior

 

 

 

Fall

Credits

Spring

Credits

AN S 4110

1

AN S 400 0- Option 2

3

AN S 4150*

3

International Perspective - elective list

3

ENGL 3020, 3009, 3120, or 3140

3

ANS 3160

3

ANS 3990 (Equine Internship)**

3

Free elective

3

AN S 4000  Option 1

3

Free elective

2

ANS 3360**

3

 

 

Total Credits

16

 

 15

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

* are unique to the Certificate

ANS  4150, ANS 3060, ANS 3170B

9

 

**are also in the certificate

ANS 2160, 3200, 3310, 3360,  399

15

 

 

 

24

 

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

 

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