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Animal Sciences: Race Track Industry Emphasis: Animal Management Path

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Animal Sciences: Race Track Industry Emphasis: Animal Management Path

Bachelor of Science

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This degree encompasses science, production, marketing, research and utilization of animals and animal products in agriculture, entertainment and companionship. The Race Track Industry Program Option prepares students for careers in the racing industry. The RTI Equine Path combines racing-specific coursework with classes in equine nutrition, reproduction and physiology to prepare students for a career in the breeding, bloodstock or training side of the racing industry.

Major Details

College: College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Math Required:


    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).
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 2011-2017 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 142 Introduction to Animal Racing Industry 2
AN S 270 Introductory Horse Science 3
ENGL 101 First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
MATH 112 College Algebra Concepts and Applications or 109C Applied College Algebra with Data Analysis 3
ENGL 102 First-Year Composition 3
ECON 200 Basic Economic Issues 3
Tier I General Education 3
Second Semester Second Language 4
3rd Semester
AN S 345 Racing Laws and Enforcement 3
CHEM 151 General Chemistry I 4
MCB 181R Introductory Biology I or MCB 184 Introductory Biology I: The Secrets of Life 3
Tier I General Education 3
Equine elective 3
4th Semester
AN S 433 Advanced Racing Laws and Enforcement 3
AN S 215 Physiology and Anatomy of Domestic Animals 3
CHEM 152 General Chemistry II 3
AN S 497A Race Track 1
ACCT 200 Introduction to Financial Accounting or 250 Survey of Accounting 3
Tier II General Education 3
5th Semester
AN S 334 Principles of Animal Nutrition 3
AN S 315R Physiology of Reproduction 3
AN S 447 Legal Environment of Business 3
AN S 301 Financial and Economic Strategy 3
Tier II General Education 3
6th Semester
AN S 441 Race Track Organization, Structure and Financial Management 3
AN S 342 Organization and Administration of the Racing Department 3
AN S 316 Equine Reproductive Physiology and Management 3
AN S 340 Race Track Marketing and Media Relations 3
Tier II General Education 3
7th Semester
AN S 442 Racing Business, Strategies and Global Perspectives. 3
AN S 498B Senior Capstone: Current Issues in the Animal Racing Industry 1
AN S 431 Equine Nutrition and Management 3
AN S 444 Development and Management of Racing Animals 3
Equine elective 3
AN S 493 Internship 3
8th Semester
AN S 446 Human Resource Management 3
AN S 475 Equine Enterprises 3
AN S 312 Animal and Plant Genetics 3
AN S 370 Form and Function of the Equine Athlete 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

  • 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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