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Equine Studies, BS


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Bachelor of Science in Equine Studies

Normal Time to Completion: Four Years

This program is offered on Main Campus and online.

Concentration in Equine Wellness is offered on Main Campus only.

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Equine Studies degree program benefit from deep study of equine science and industry, combined with personalized instruction in safe barn practices, horse management, and facility operation in a range of settings. The study of ethical thought and action is applied directly to the concerns of the equine industry. Available elective options permit students to focus on specific aspects of equine study, according to their personal interests or professional goals. A program-wide emphasis on interpersonal communication ensures that graduates are comfortable collaborating and communicating with established professionals in the equine industry.

Bachelor of Science in Equine Studies Program Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply the essential principles and practices of equine care to solving real-world problems.
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply the essential principles and practices of stable management to solving real -world problems.
  3. Students will apply a basic understanding of the modern business management tools of marketing, management, accounting, and law appropriately toward industry-specific practice.
  4. Students will formulate solutions to complex problems within an area of concentration.
  5. Students will demonstrate a broad understanding of the diverse information, theories, and practices in the equine industry outside the concentration area.
  6. Students will assess and use contemporary information and technology to innovate in the service of better practice in the field.
  7. Students will function collaboratively on multi-disciplinary teams whether in a leadership or supporting role.
  8. Students will apply an awareness of historical and current issues in the industry toward effective practice, including cultural and public policy concerns.
  9. Students will demonstrate skill at tailoring clear and effective written and oral communication as appropriate to a variety of settings.
  10. Students will demonstrate ethical and professionally responsible thinking, weighing practical, legal, fiscal, and humane concerns with a clear set of personal values.

Bachelor of Science in Equine Studies


General Education: 60 Required Credits


Liberal Arts: 24 Required Credits


  • History Elective 3 Credits
  • 3 Credits
  • Social Science Elective 3 Credits
  • Performance, Written, or Fine Arts Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits

Math: 6 Required Credits


Science: 3 Required Credits


  • Elective 3 Credits

Open Electives: 15 Required Credits


  • Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits

Major, Core, & Concentrations: 54 Required Credits


Designated Writing Course: 3 Required Credits


Concentration/Electives: 24 Credits


  • EQU 300-400 Level Elective 3 Credits
  • EQU 300-400 Level Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
  • 300-400 Level Elective 3 Credits
  • 300-400 Level Elective 3 Credits

College to Career Core: 6 Required Credits


Total Program Credits: 120 Required Credits


Business Management Concentration: 24 Required Credits


Equestrian Coaching Concentration: 24 Required Credits


Equine Wellness Concentration: 24 Required Credits


Main Campus Only

Interdisciplinary Concentration: 24 Required Credits


  • EQU Elective 300-400 Level 3 Credits
  • EQU Elective 300-400 Level 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 300-400 Level 3 Credits
  • Elective 300-400 Level 3 Credits

In addition to the EQU elective courses required for the Interdisciplinary Concentration (1 credit, plus 6 credits at the 300-400 level), concentration electives may be selected from any single major or minor discipline offered within Post University (18 credits). Alternatively, the student may develop an Interdisciplinary Concentration that meets his or her specific career and professional interests, working with the Academic Department.

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