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Animal Sciences: Equine Emphasis

Bachelor of Science

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Major Details

College: College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Website: http://acbs.cals.arizona.edu
Math Required:

Moderate

    The M-strand is for students who require mathematical facility at the level of at least MATH 110 (Collegiate Algebra). This strand involves reasonable facility with algebra and algebraic functions, graphs, and simple modeling. Students who choose the M-strand are prepared for further mathematical work. This work may include LING 178 (The Mathematics of Language and Linguistics), MATH 114 (Finite Mathematics), MATH 113 (Elements of Calculus), or a statistics class from outside the Mathematics Department, such as ISTA 116 (Statistical Foundations for the Information Age) or SBS 200 (Statistics for the Social Sciences).
Moderate
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
AN S 270 Introductory Horse Science 3
MATH 112 College Algebra Concepts and Applications or 109C Applied College Algebra with Data Analysis 3
ENGL 101 First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
MCB 181R Introductory Biology I 3
MCB 181L Introductory Biology Laboratory I 1
Equine Elective 3
ENGL 102 First-Year Composition 3
ECON 200 Basic Economic Issues 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
AN S 142 Introduction to Animal Racing Industry 2
CHEM 151 General Chemistry I 4
AN S 272 Introduction to Horsemanship Programs 2
Second Semester Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
4th Semester
CHEM 152 General Chemistry II 4
AN S 215 Physiology and Anatomy of Domestic Animals 3
AN S 395A Professional Development in Animal Agriculture 1
ACCT 200 Introduction to Financial Accounting or 250 Survey of Accounting 3
Tier II General Education 3
5th Semester
AN S 315R Physiology of Reproduction 3
AN S 334 Principles of Animal Nutrition 3
AN S 301 Financial and Economic Strategy 3
ANS/VSC elective 3
COMM elective 3
6th Semester
PLS 312 Animal and Plant Genetics 3
AN S 316 Equine Reproductive Physiology and Management 3
AN S 340 Race Track Marketing and Media Relations 3
Statistics 3
Tier II General Education 3
7th Semester
AN S 431 Equine Nutrition and Management 3
AN S 444 Development and Management of Racing Animals 3
AN S 447 Legal Environment of Business 3
AREC 315 Agribusiness Economics and Management 3
BNAD 303 Marketing Principles, Concepts and Tools 3
Tier II General Education 3
8th Semester
AN S 475 Equine Enterprises 3
AN S 370 Form and Function of the Equine Athlete 3
AN S 446 Human Resource Management 3
ANS/VSC elective 3
Equine Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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Career Planning

The knowledge gained from an Animal Sciences major in the Equine option of equine breeding, physiology, nutrition, and training, combined with principles of business, economics, and marketing, provides a strong career foundation. Graduates in the Equine option can work with agricultural production, racetracks, horse exhibitions, and recreational riding services. This major is also strong preparation for veterinary school or graduate study in Animal Sciences.

Potential Career Areas

  • Breeding and foaling
  • Caretaking
  • Marketing
  • Bloodstock agency
  • Stable or ranch management
  • Riding or vocational instruction
  • Tourism
  • Outreach

Sample Employers

  • Farms and ranches
  • Racetracks
  • Equestrian centers
  • Guest ranches
  • Outreach organizations
  • Camps
  • Self-employment
  • Theme parks

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Animal Breeder $18,410 - $40,310
Animal Scientist $36,370 - $64,260
Animal Trainer $17,570 - $25,320
Supervisor of Animal Caretakers $25,440 - $43,480
Nonfarm Animal Caretaker $16,580 - $19,910
Veterinary Technician $21,030 - $30,290
Veterinarian $49,900 - $82,000
Camp Education Director $30,000 - $80,000
Stable Manager $31,700 - $69,300
Ranch Manager $27,000 - $150,000
Farmer $30,000 - $80,000
Riding Instructor /per hour $20 - $250
Show Groom $17,580 - $25,270
Animal Safety Representative $20,000 - $39,000
Young Horse Manager $17,050 - $18,910