2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jan 24, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Equine Studies Minor

Program Coordinator/Contact

Carmen Paulson, Instructor
Department of Animal Sciences
Animal Science Complex 116

Program Information

The Equine Studies minor is designed for students from all majors who wish to supplement their academic major with studies in equine science, management, and industry trends.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Equine Studies minor, students will:

  • develop the fundamental knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, nutrition, health and functional structure of a horse necessary to successfully own or manage horses for pleasure and/or business,
  • demonstrate the ability to identify early signs of disease and lameness,
  • determine and manage appropriate diets for various classes of horses,
  • manage a herd of broodmares during the breeding season,
  • exhibit business knowledge of an equine facility, and
  • horsemanship skills

Course Delivery Format

Program faculty program engage students in a variety of scholastic settings, including the SDSU Horse Unit, incorporating experiential learning to supplement classroom topics.