Equine Science Specialization

At Truman, you can earn a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science with specialized study in equine science.

Courses of Special Interest for Equine Specialization

  • AGSC 152: Horsemanship Level I (may only be taken as a free elective)
  • AGSC 153: Horsemanship Level II (may only be taken as a free elective)
  • AGSC 154: Horsemanship Level III (may only be taken as a free elective)
  • AGSC 193: Introduction to Equine Science
  • AGSC 252: Horse Training Techniques
  • AGSC 391/392: Internship in Agriculture
  • AGSC 301: Special Problems in Equine Science
  • AGSC 310: Forage Crops
  • AGSC 320: Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals
  • AGSC 321: Animal Nutrition
  • AGSC 322: Animal Health
  • AGSC 327: Genetics of Plant and Animal Improvement
  • AGSC 352: Animal Reproduction
  • AGSC 353: Equine Reproduction Practicum
  • AGSC 342: Agricultural Entrepreneurship
  • AGSC 375: Equine Science
  • AGSC 422: Grazing Animal Ecology
  • AGSC 423: Physiology of Lactation
  • AGSC 441: Agricultural Research
  • AGSC 442: Agricultural Research
  • AGSC 443: Agricultural Research
  • AGSC 429: Domestic Animal Behavior
  • JINS 343: The Horse in Art, Science and History

Research

Equine-oriented students have the opportunity to conduct research in the areas of equine reproduction, growth-related equine nutritional studies, and research related to equestrian activities.

Internships

At Truman, you can participate in internships at off-campus sites, within the equine industry in the U.S. or abroad. Internships give the opportunity to learn more about the equine industry and gain increased hands-on experience with horses.

Additional Options Within the Equine Program

There are several ways to get involved with the Equine Program here at Truman, and plenty of opportunitiesĀ to have hands-on work with our horses in the herd of approximately 30 maintained on our University Farm.

For More Information

Kelly Walter
Magruder Hall 3084
100 East Normal
Kirksville, Missouri 63501
660-785-4584
kwalter@truman.edu

Kelly Walter

I am continually impressed at the numerous research opportunities available to Truman students. This provides them with a chance to work closely with a professor and go more in-depth on a topic they are interested in and provides a huge advantage to students interested in pursuing graduate studies.

Kelly Walter, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Science