The Equine Science major prepares students to serve the many needs of a growing industry and focuses on providing students with an in-depth scientific knowledge of the varied functions of the horse and how to relate those scientific principles to the industry. Equine Science majors have the opportunity to develop a broad understanding of the horse as it relates to business, recreational, and production aspects of the industry. Currently, CSU has the most comprehensive equine program in the United States with major efforts in research, teaching, and public service.

Learning Outcomes

Successful students will demonstrate:

  • Broad-based understanding of biological principles and develop the ability to incorporate the use of these principles into the horse industry
  • An understanding of business/economic principles and their application to equine enterprises
  • Ability to critically evaluate equine industry issues
  • Problem solving and leadership skills that enhance professional success

Potential Occupations

  • The opportunity to attend professional and/or graduate school
  • Positions that provide services to the horse industry
  • Management of equine production systems such as breeding farms
  • Positions with horse organizations and horse shows
  • Education positions with cooperative extension and colleges and universities

Effective Fall 2016

A minimum grade of "C" (2.00) is required for each of the ANEQ courses which are required to complete the major.

A maximum of five credits is allowed for ANEQ 352ANEQ 353ANEQ 354ANEQ 355ANEQ 356ANEQ 357
ANEQ 361ANEQ 362ANEQ 363, and ANEQ 364A maximum of twelve credits is allowed for any combination of the following: ANEQ 352ANEQ 353ANEQ 354ANEQ 355ANEQ 356ANEQ 357ANEQ 361ANEQ 362
ANEQ 363ANEQ 364ANEQ 384ANEQ 487BANEQ 495, and ANEQ 496.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
ANEQ 102Introduction to Equine Science 4
ANEQ 105Introduction to Large Animal Anatomy 1
ANEQ 292Equine Industry Seminar 1
Select one group from the following: 5
Group A:
  
Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)3A 
Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A 
Group B:
  
General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)3A 
General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)3A 
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
LIFE 102Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)3A4
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the following: 3-4
College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)1B 
College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)1B 
Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)1B 
Numerical Trigonometry (GT-MA1)1B 
Analytic Trigonometry (GT-MA1)1B 
Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)1B 
Calculus for Biological Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B 
Arts and Humanities3B3
Historical Perspectives3D3
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
Select one course from the following: 3-4
Farm Animal Anatomy and Physiology  
Functional Large Animal Anatomy/Physiology  
Principles of Human Physiology  
Select one course from the following: 3
Foundations in Animal Genetics  
Principles of Genetics  
Select one course from the following: 3
Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)3C 
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C 
Select one course from the following: 3
General Statistics  
Introduction to Statistical Methods  
Introduction to Biostatistics  
Arts and Humanities3B3
Business/Economics Electives1 6
Electives 6-8
 Total Credits 27
Junior
 
ANEQ 334Principles of Equine Genetics 3
ANEQ 344Principles of Equine Reproduction4B4
ANEQ 345Principles of Nutrition: Equine Applications4B3
ANEQ 346Equine Disease Management 4
Advanced Writing23
Advanced Science Course Electives (see list below) 3-4
Applied Equine Science Electives (see list below)2 4
Experience Equine Science Electives3 2-6
Business/Economics Elective1 3
Elective 2-3
 Total Credits 32
Senior
 
ANEQ 440Equine Industry and Issues4A,4C3
Select one course from following: 2
Integrated Equine Science  
Equine Business Management  
Applied Equine Science Electives (see list below)2 4
Business/Economics Elective1 3
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Advanced Science Course Electives (see list below) 3-4
Electives4 5-12
 Total Credits 31
 Program Total Credits: 120

Applied Equine Sciences List

ANEQ 201APreparation of Horses for Competition: Western2
ANEQ 201BPreparation of Horses for Competition: English2
ANEQ 202Safety in Horse Handling1
ANEQ 203Equine Management2
ANEQ 204Equine Facilities Management3
ANEQ 249Introduction to the Trail Riding Industry1
ANEQ 315Equine Behavior2
ANEQ 325Equine Exercise Physiology2
ANEQ 340Horse Training and Sale Preparation I3
ANEQ 341Horse Training and Sale Preparation II3
ANEQ 349Packing and Outfitting2
ANEQ 351Techniques in Therapeutic Riding2
ANEQ 352Introduction to Horse Evaluation2
ANEQ 353Advanced Horse Evaluation3
ANEQ 358Equine Event and Sales Management2
ANEQ 359Equine Sales Production2
ANEQ 365Principles of Teaching Therapeutic Riding3
ANEQ 384Supervised College TeachingVar.
ANEQ 386BEquine Practicum: Equine Reproductive Management2
ANEQ 386CEquine Practicum: Equine Farrier Management1
ANEQ 442Riding Instructor Training2
ANEQ 445Foaling Management2
ANEQ 486Therapeutic Riding Instructor Practicum1
ANEQ 495Independent StudyVar.
ANEQ 496Group StudyVar.
L*** 2** 200-Level Foreign LanguageVar.
Food Animal Courses. Students may select a maximum of two courses:
ANEQ 250Live Animal and Carcass Evaluation3
ANEQ 286Livestock Practicum2
ANEQ 300ATopics in Animal Sciences: Livestock Handling1
ANEQ 300BTopics in Animal Sciences: Livestock Entomology1
ANEQ 300ETopics in Animal Sciences: Family Ranching1
ANEQ 300LTopics in Animal Sciences: Quality Assurance2
ANEQ 300NTopics in Animal Sciences: Seedstock Merchandising2
ANEQ 300RTopics in Animal Sciences: Calving and Calf Care2
ANEQ 300TTopics in Animal Sciences: Event, Fair, and Show Management1
ANEQ 300UTopics in Animal Sciences: Seedstock Sale Management2
ANEQ 300WTopics in Animal Sciences: Equine Manure Management1
ANEQ 310Animal Reproduction3
ANEQ 312Animal Ultrasonography2
ANEQ 320Principles of Animal Nutrition4
ANEQ 330Principles of Animal Breeding3

Advanced Science Course List

BC 351Principles of Biochemistry4
BC 401Comprehensive Biochemistry I3
BC 403Comprehensive Biochemistry II3
CHEM 245Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry4
CHEM 341Modern Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 343Modern Organic Chemistry II3
BMS 430Endocrinology3
MIP 300General Microbiology3
MIP 342Immunology4
CHEM 335Introduction to Analytical Chemistry3
ANEQ 522Animal Metabolism3
1

Select credits from any 200 level or above AREC or ECON course or any business course of which 3 credits may be a computer course. Access granted for the following business courses: ACT 205, BUS 205, FIN 305, MGT 305, MKT 305.

2

Select eight credits from four courses from the department approved applied course list for equine science majors.

3

Select one course from the department approved experience course list for equine science majors.

4

Select enough elective credits to bring the program to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level).

Distinctive Requirements for Degree ProgramA minimum grade of "C" (2.00) is required for each of the ANEQ courses which are required to complete the major.

A maximum of five credits is allowed for ANEQ 352, ANEQ 353, ANEQ 354, ANEQ 355, ANEQ 356, ANEQ 356, ANEQ 361, ANEQ 362, ANEQ 363, and ANEQ 364.

 A maximum of twelve credits is allowed for any combination of the following: ANEQ 352, ANEQ 353, ANEQ 354, ANEQ 355, ANEQ 356, ANEQ 357, ANEQ 361, ANEQ 362, ANEQ 363, ANEQ 364, ANEQ 384, ANEQ 487B, ANEQ 495, and ANEQ 496.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ANEQ 102Introduction to Equine ScienceX  4
LIFE 102Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)X 3A4
Select a minimum of three credits from the following:X 1B3
College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)  1B 
College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)  1B 
Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)  1B 
Numerical Trigonometry (GT-MA1)  1B 
Analytic Trigonometry (GT-MA1)  1B 
Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)  1B 
Calculus for Biological Scientists I (GT-MA1)  1B 
Historical Perspectives X3D3
 Total Credits   14
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ANEQ 105Introduction to Large Animal Anatomy   1
ANEQ 292Equine Industry Seminar   1
Select one group from the following:X  5
Group A:    
Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)  3A 
Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)  3A 
Group B:    
General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)  3A 
General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)  3A 
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)X 1A3
SPCM 200Public Speaking X 3
Arts and Humanities X3B3
 Total Credits   16
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Farm Animal Anatomy and Physiology    
Functional Large Animal Anatomy/Physiology X  
Principles of Human Physiology    
Select one course from the following:X  3
Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)  3C 
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C 
Select one course from the following: X 3
General Statistics    
Introduction to Statistical Methods    
Introduction to Biostatistics    
Business Elective (See requirements tab) X 3
Elective X 3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:X  3
Foundations in Animal Genetics X  
Principles of Genetics    
Business Elective (See requirements tab)X  3
Arts and Humanities X3B3
Elective X 3
 Total Credits   12
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ANEQ 344Principles of Equine ReproductionX 4B4
Applied Equine Science ElectivesX  4
Business Elective (See requirements tab) X 3
Experience Equine Science Elective   2
ANEQ 346Equine Disease Management X 4
STAT 301 or STAT 307 must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   17
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ANEQ 334Principles of Equine GeneticsX  3
ANEQ 345Principles of Nutrition: Equine ApplicationsX 4B3
Advanced Science Elective (See list on requirements tab)X  3
Advanced Writing X23
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
ANEQ 440Equine Industry and IssuesX 4A,4C3
Applied Equine Science ElectivesX  4
Business Elective (See requirements tab) X 3
Elective X 2
ANEQ 346 must be completed by the end of Semester 7.    
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:X  2
Integrated Equine Science    
Equine Business Management    
Advanced Science Electives (See list on requirements tab)X  4
ElectivesX  10
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   16
 Program Total Credits:   120