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
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.
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 opportunities to have hands-on work with our horses in the herd of approximately 30 maintained on our University Farm.
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Magruder Hall 3084
100 East Normal
Kirksville, Missouri 63501
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.