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Agribusiness Equine Industry Program

Major in Equine Industry and Business
(Major Code- 534)

Bachelor of Science B.S. Degree

The Equine Industry and Business degree option in Agribusiness provides students a balance of business and scientific subject matter integrated with technical and practical skills as they pertain to the horse and related industries. All facets of the industry are addressed including production, race, recreation, show and equine-related service industries. Student training is built around a solid foundation of course work in communication, science and business. These courses combined with supplemental activities are designed to develop a fundamental base of scientific and business knowledge plus strong critical thinking, problem solving, interpersonal communication and leadership skills. Instruction is provided by internationally renowned and respected faculty members equipped with the latest information and technology.

Majors in agriculture include University core requirements, department core requirements, agricultural science core requirements, and major requirements specified under each degree option and total 120 semester credit hours. Students must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) for all courses at WTAMU counted toward the degree.  At least 36 semester hours of credit must be earned from upper-level (3000- and 4000-level) courses.

Select BIOL 1413 and CHEM 1405 or 1411, MATH 1314 and AGBE 2317 to satisfy core curriculum requirements.

Department Core (13–16 hours)*

  • IDS 1071- Elementary Group Dynamics
  • AGBE 2317- Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics
  • AGRI or BIOL 3301- Genetics
  • AGRI 3318- Agricultural Statistics
  • ANSC 1319-  Principles of Animal Science
  • PSES 1307- Principles of Plant Science

*If AGBE 2317 is used to meet University core requirements, department core is 13 hours.

Business Component (24 hours with a minimum of two AGBE courses)

  • ACCT 2301, 2302- Principles of Accounting I and Principles of Accounting II
  • BUSI 3312-  Business Law
  • One course from AGBE 3302 or MKT 3340-  Marketing of Agricultural Products or Principles of Marketing
  • One course from AGBE 3301, 3304 or MGT 3330- Farm and Ranch Management, Agricultural Business Management, or Principles of Management
  • One course from AGBE 4313 or FIN 3320-  Agricultural Finance or Business Finance
  • Two courses from AGBE 2375, 3301, 3302, 3304, 4301, 4311, 4312, 4313, 4316, 4328, 4354, or 4365; ACCT 3311, 3331, 3332, 3371, 4315, 4371, 4391; ECON 2301 or 4312; FIN 3320 or 3350; BUSI 3319; MGT 3330, 3332, or 3333; MKT 3340, 3342, 3346, 3350, 4340, 4342 4344, or 4346.

Agriculture Component (16 hours)

  • AGRI 3330- Computer Applications in Agriculture
  • AGRI 4103- Senior Seminar
  • ANSC 3355- Animal Breeding
  • ANSC 3374- Principles of Nutrition
  • ANSC 3375- Feeds and Feeding
  • ANSC or BIOL 3340- Reproductive Physiology

Equine Component (19 hours)

  • ANSC 1178- Horsemanship I
  • Choose One from ANSC 1274- Western Horsemanship or ANSC 1275  English Riding and Jumping
  • ANSC 2375- Selection and Evaluation of Horses
  • ANSC 2374- Equine Industry and Care of Horses
  • ANSC 2377- Equine Behavior Modification
  • ANSC 4370- Equine Science and Production
  • ANSC 4473- Equine Business Planning and Management

Electives (5-7 hours)

 For Additional Information Please Contact:

Dr. John Pipkin at jpipkin@wtamu.edu

Dr. Lance Baker at lbaker@wtamu.edu

Ms. Amanda Love at alove@wtamu.edu

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