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Animal Sciences: Race Track Industry Emphasis

Bachelor of Science

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The Animal Sciences degree encompasses a wide range of animal science and industry areas of study including food safety, equine or dairy production, industry and production animal systems, marketing, research and utilization of animals in agriculture, entertainment and companionship. Race Track Industry (RTIP) - Is the first and only program of its kind in the country. RTIP is dedicated to preparing students for careers in the professional racing industry. Students can select their coursework to focus on business or animal management.

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

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
ACBS 142 - Intro to Racing 2
ACBS 270 - Intro to 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 3
ENGL 102 - First Year Compostion 3
ECON 200 - Basic Economics 3
Tier I General Education 3
Second Language 4
3rd Semester
CHEM 151 - General Chemistry 4
Introductory Statistics or Biology 3
ACBS 345 - Intro to Racing Law 3
Tier I General Education 3
Second Language 4
4th Semester
ACBS 340 - Track Marketing and Media 3
ACBS 497a - Joe Hirsch Speaker Forum 1
ACBS 433 - Advanced Racing Law 3
CHEM 152 - General Chemistry 4
ACCT 200 or 250 - Financial Accounting 3
5th Semester
Tier II General Education 3
ACBS 342 - Admin of the Racing Department 3
ACBS 444 - Management of the Racing Animal 3
ACBS 301 - Financial and Economic Strategies 3
RTIP Elective (ALC 422 or ACBS 336A suggested) 3
6th Semester
ACBS 441 - Racing Organization and Structure 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
RTIP Elective (ACBS 370 or ACBS 302 suggested) 3
RTIP Elective (ACCT 210 or ACBS 215 suggested) 3
7th Semester
ACBS 442 - Race Track Financial Management 3
ACBS 498B - RTIP Capstone 1
ACBS 447 - Business Law 3
Equine Course 3
RTIP Elective (AREC 315 or ACBS 431 suggested) 3
RTIP Elective (ENGL 307 or ACBS 475 suggested) 3
8th Semester
ACBS 493 - Internship 3
ACBS 446 - Human Resources 3
RTIP Elective (ACBS 316 or BNAD 303 suggested) 3
General Elective 4

AZ Transfer Pathways

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  • 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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