Degrees & Requirements

The Equine Studies degree programs offer maximum flexibility.

With elective hours students are able to enroll in additional equine classes, explore courses in other concentrations, or pursue a double major or minor in complementary fields such as business, creative writing or photography. Students may also choose a minor in Equine Studies and pursue a major in an alternate program.


  • Equine Studies (B.A.)

    Seven (7) semester hours from:
    EQST 101 Fundamentals of Riding (Beginner/Advanced Beginner) (1)
    EQST 102 Fundamentals of Riding (Advanced Beginner) (1)
    EQST 103 Introduction to Show Ring Competition I (1)
    EQST 104 Introduction to Show Ring Competition (1)
    EQST 201 Fundamentals of Riding (Intermediate) (1)
    EQST 202 Fundamentals of Riding (Intermediate) (1)
    EQST 203 Show Jumping Practicum I (1)
    EQST 204 Show Jumping Practicum II (1)
    EQST 301 Fundamentals of Riding (Advanced Intermediate) (1)
    EQST 302 Fundamentals of Riding (Advanced Intermediate) (1)
    EQST 303 Show Jumping Practicum III (1)
    EQST 304 Show Jumping Practicum IV (1)
    EQST 315 Applied Schooling I (2)
    EQST 316 Applied Schooling I (2)
    EQST 322 Dressage I (1)
    EQST 323 Dressage II (1)
    EQST 352 Show Hunter Practicum (1)
    EQST 403 Show Jumping Practicum V (1)
    EQST 404 Show Jumping Practicum VI (1)
    EQST 415 Applied Schooling II (2)
    EQST 416 Applied Schooling II (2)
    EQST 422 Advanced Dressage (2)
    EQST 217 Stable Management I (3) 
    EQST 224 Schooling Techniques (3) 
    EQST 305 Horse Show Management and Judging (3) 
    EQST 306 Equine Facilities Design and Management (4) 
    EQST 324 Methods of Teaching (3) 
    EQST 326 Equine Nutrition 3 EQST 327 Farrier Science (3) 
    EQST 335 Equine Anatomy, Physiology and First Aid (3) 
    EQST 336 Methods of Teaching II (3)
    EQST 360 Conformation and Selection (3) 
    EQST 418 Equine Health Management (3)
    EQST 435 Equine Health and Breeding (3)
    EQST 470 Equine Studies Internship (3)
    Total47
    Additional Requirement
    HHP 251 Safety Education (3)
    MATH 121 Or higher College Algebra (3)

  • Equine Studies (B.S.)

    Seven (7) semester hours from:
    EQST 101 Fundamentals of Riding (Beginner/Advanced Beginner) (1)
    EQST 102 Fundamentals of Riding (Advanced Beginner) (1) 
    EQST 103 Introduction to Show Ring Competition I (1)
    EQST 104 Introduction to Show Ring Competition (1)
    EQST 201 Fundamentals of Riding (Intermediate) (1)
    EQST 202 Fundamentals of Riding (Intermediate) (1)
    EQST 203 Show Jumping Practicum I (1)
    EQST 204 Show Jumping Practicum II (1)
    EQST 301 Fundamentals of Riding (Advanced Intermediate) (1)
    EQST 302 Fundamentals of Riding (Advanced Intermediate) (1)
    EQST 303 Show Jumping Practicum III (1)
    EQST 304 Show Jumping Practicum IV (1)
    EQST 315 Applied Schooling I (2) 
    EQST 316 Applied Schooling I (2)
    EQST 322 Dressage I (1)
    EQST 323Dressage II (1)
    EQST 352 Show Hunter Practicum (1)
    EQST 403 Show Jumping Practicum V (1)
    EQST 404 Show Jumping Practicum VI (1)
    EQST 415 Applied Schooling II (2)
    EQST 416 Applied Schooling II (2)
    EQST 422 Advanced Dressage (2)
    EQST 217 Stable Management I (3)
    EQST 224 Schooling Techniques (3)
    EQST 305 Horse Show Management and Judging (3)
    EQST 306 Equine Facilities Design and Management (4)
    EQST 324 Methods of Teaching (3)
    EQST 326 Equine Nutrition (3)
    EQST 327 Farrier Science (3)
    EQST 335 Equine Anatomy, Physiology and First Aid (3)
    EQST 336 Methods of Teaching II (3)
    EQST 350 Special Topics: Exercise Physiology (3)
    EQST 360 Conformation and Selection (3)
    EQST 418 Equine Health Management (3)
    EQST 435 Equine Health and Breeding (3)
    EQST 470 Equine Studies Internship (3)
    Total50
    Additional Requirements
    HHP 251 Safety Education (3)
    One course from: (4)
    MATH 151 Calculus I
    MATH 161X Introduction to Statistics
    One course from: (4)
    BIOL 105 Introduction to College Biology
    BIOL 117 General Biology
    One additional lab science course (4)

  • Minor in Equine Studies

    A student may minor in Equine Studies by completing 2 semester hours chosen from 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, or 402; 217, 224, 324, 326, 327, 360, 417, and 418.


  • This information is effective using the most recent Academic Catalog for more detailed course descriptions you can view the Academic Catalog here.

    For Current Students, you may check your individual degree requirements using Self-Service. More information in regards to this can be found on the Registrar’s page.