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Animal Sciences: Race Track Industry Emphasis: Business Path

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Animal Sciences: Race Track Industry Emphasis: Business 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 RTIP Business Path combines racing-specific coursework with a solid business curriculum to prepare students for careers in the management, marketing and regulation 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
ENGL 102 First-Year Composition 3
Second Semester Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Elective 3
3rd Semester
MATH 112 College Algebra Concepts and Applications or 109C Applied College Algebra with Data Analysis 3
AN S 345 Racing Laws and Enforcement 3
ECON 200 Basic Economic Issues 3
ACCT 200 Introduction to Financial Accounting* 3
Tier II General Education 3
4th Semester
AN S 433 Advanced Racing Laws and Enforcement 3
AN S 497A Race Track 1
AN S 342 Organization and Administration of the Racing Department 3
Statistics 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
5th Semester
AN S 301 Financial and Economic Strategy 3
AN S 447 Legal Environment of Business 3
AREC 315 Agribusiness Economics and Management* 3
CHEM 151 General Chemistry I 4
Elective 3
6th Semester
AN S 441 Race Track Organization, Structure and Financial Management 3
AN S 302 Management and the Human Side of Organizations 3
AN S 340 Race Track Marketing and Media Relations 3
ACCT 210 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
CHEM 152 General Chemistry II 4
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 444 Development and Management of Racing Animals 3
AGTM 422 Communicating Knowledge in Agriculture and the Life Sciences 3
Core Elective 3
AN S 493 Internship 2
8th Semester
AN S 446 Human Resource Management 3
BNAD 303 Marketing Principles, Concepts and Tools 3
ENGL 307 Business Writing 3
Core Elective 3
Core Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

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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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