Academic Catalog

Equine Studies Minor

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Degree Type Offered: Minor

Consists of 21 credit hours. The following courses are required:


BUS-212 Equine Farm and Stable Management

EQU-111 Introduction to Equine Science

EQU-211 Equine Development & Behavior

EQU-329 Practicum

Three additional courses chosen from:

BUS-358 Equine Business Management

EQU-220 Theories Riding

EQU-331 Conformation: Form and Function

EQU-350X International Equine Breeding, Training and Management

EQU-364 Judging and Course Design

EQU-401 Training & Schooling

This minor is designed as an excellent adjunct for students studying business, biology or pre-veterinary medicine. In addition, students interested in pursuing further study and/or careers in various equine fields will benefit from the addition of this minor to their curriculum. Facilities used in support of the equine studies minor include the Bridgewater College stables located on the eastern edge of the campus and the Bridgewater College Equestrian Center, located several miles southeast of campus and the home stable for the Bridgewater College Equestrian Program.

A student pursuing the equine studies minor is required to take many classes to fulfill the minor off-site at the Bridgewater College Equestrian Center (BCEC). It is the responsibility of the student to secure transportation to the BCEC.