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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 [Archived Catalog]

Equine Studies Major (A.A.S.)

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Major code AA5017

Ohio University–Southern offers a two-year program leading to the Associate in Applied Science in equine studies. The program is designed for students who seek enjoyment and/or employment as trained professionals in the horse industry. Positions you may be prepared to pursue upon graduation will vary with the elective equine courses you choose. Possible areas of employment are stable manager, farm manager, riding instructor, equine secretary or records manager, equine sales and marketing agent, horse trainer or assistant trainer, equine journalist, horse show or event manager, horse show judge, national breed association representative, and equine photographer or artist. For additional information, contact the equine studies program coordinator.

Technical Associate Degree Requirements

The minimum requirement for the Associate in Applied Business (A.A.B.) or the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is the completion of 96 credits with a 2.0 accumulative GPA upon graduation. A maximum of 24 credits earned through the Experiential Learning Program may be applied to any technical associate degree. You must earn at least 30 quarter hours of resident credit at Ohio University; if you complete fewer than 60 quarter hours of Ohio University credit, you must earn at least 8 of your final 15 hours as resident credit. You also must meet Ohio University general education requirements for associate degrees. (See “Associate’s Degrees” the University College section)

To earn a technical associate degree, you must complete an Application for Update of Program(s), available from any college office or regional campus student services office.

Technical Requirements: 37–50 hours

Complete the following, as well as 3-6 hours of electives, with a grade of C (2.0) or better:

Select five of the following courses (at least two seats): 5 hours

Note: A $50 horse usage fee will be assessed for each riding course.

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation: 96

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