X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management Degree (B.B.R.M.)

Equine Management Major (EQM)

Department of Animal Biosciences and the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics

The major in Equine Management focuses on the development of leaders with a genuine regard for all horses and their well-being, a conscious concern for the environment, and a passionate interest in all aspects of the horse industry. The program combines a solid background in business, biological sciences and equine management through practical and theoretical experience. It provides in-depth understanding of the economic, environmental and social dimensions of all equine disciplines with a broad and current knowledge of horse industry issues and develops the skills to gather, access, interpret and apply industry data. In consultation with the faculty advisor, students can participate in international exchange or semester abroad opportunities in semester 6. Students can also incorporate a variety of field trips, experiential learning in the workplace and independent research projects into their program.

This major will require the completion of 20.00 credits: 14.00 from required courses, 5.00 from restricted electives and 1.00 electives. Of these credits, a minimum of 6.00 credits are required at the 3000-level or higher, of which at least 2.00 credits must be at the 4000-level.

Semester 1 - Fall

BIOL*1050 [0.50] Biology of Plants & Animals in Managed Ecosystems
BIOL*1090 [0.50] Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
EQN*1010 [1.00] Introduction to Equine Management

Semester 2 - Winter

ACCT*1220 [0.50] Introductory Financial Accounting
ANSC*1210 [1.00] Principles of Animal Care and Welfare
EQN*2040 [0.50] Equine Anatomy and Physiology
One of:
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
CHEM*1100 [0.50] Chemistry Today

Semester 3 - Fall

ACCT*2230 [0.50] Management Accounting
ENVS*2060 [0.50] Soil Science
EQN*2060 [0.50] Equine Event Management I
EQN*2200 [0.50] Equine Industry Trends and Issues I

0.50 electives or restricted electives

Semester 4 - Winter

EQN*2050 [0.50] Introduction to Equine Nutrition
EQN*2070 [0.50] Equine Event Management II
EQN*2150 [0.50] Equine Facility Management and Design
1.00 electives or restricted electives

Semester 5 - Fall

ANSC*3080 [0.50] Agricultural Animal Physiology
CROP*3340 [0.50] Managed Grasslands
EQN*3070 [0.50] Equine Health Management
STAT*2060 [0.50] Statistics for Business Decisions
0.50 electives or restricted electives

Semester 6 - Winter

EQN*3050 [0.50] Equine Exercise Physiology
EQN*3150 [0.50] Equine Exercise Physiology Laboratory
1.50 electives or restricted electives

Semester 7 - Fall

EQN*4400 [0.50] Equine Industry Trends and Issues II
EQN*4500 [1.00] Equine Integrated Project
1.00 electives or restricted electives

Semester 8 - Winter

EQN*3060 [0.50] Equine Reproduction
EQN*4020 [0.50] Advanced Equine Nutrition
1.50 electives or restricted electives

Restricted Electives

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 6.00 credits at the 3000 level or higher, of which at least 2.00 credits must be at the 4000 level.

Students must select a minimum of 5.00 credits from the following four lists of restricted electives.

Students should note that some restricted electives require other courses not included among the required courses for the major as prerequisites. Students should consult the most recent undergraduate calendar for specific requirements.

  1. Students must select a minimum of 1.50 credits from any of the following lists (grouped by topic areas):

    Animal Biology:

    AGR*2350 [0.50] Animal Production Systems, Health and Industry
    ANSC*4090 [0.50] Applied Animal Behaviour
    ANSC*4100 [0.50] Applied Environmental Physiology and Animal Housing
    ANSC*4490 [0.50] Applied Endocrinology
    ANSC*4650 [0.50] Comparative Immunology
    POPM*4230 [0.50] Animal Health

    MBG*2400 [0.50] Fundamentals of Plant and Animal Genetics
    MBG*3060 [0.50] Quantitative Genetics
    MBG*4020 [0.50] Genetics of Companion Animals
    MBG*4030 [0.50] Animal Breeding Methods and Applications
    Pasture and Turf Management:

    ENVS*3080 [0.50] Soil and Water Conservation
    ENVS*3140 [0.50] Management of Turfgrass Diseases
    One of:

    ENVS*4090 [0.50] Soil Management
    ENVS*4160 [0.50] Soil and Nutrient Management
    HORT*2450 [0.50] Introduction to Turfgrass Science
    HORT*3050 [0.50] Management of Turfgrass Insect Pests and Weeds
    HORT*4450 [0.50] Advanced Turfgrass Science
    Advanced Nutrition:

    BIOC*2580 [0.50] Introduction to Biochemistry
    CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
    NUTR*3210 [0.50] Fundamentals of Nutrition
  2. Students must select a minimum of 1.50 credits during semesters 5-8 from any of the following lists (grouped by topic areas):


    ACCT*3230 [0.50] Intermediate Management Accounting
    ACCT*4230 [0.50] Advanced Management Accounting

    Business and Management:

    HROB*2010 [0.50] Foundations of Leadership
    HROB*2090 [0.50] Individuals and Groups in Organizations
    HROB*4010 [0.50] Leadership Certificate Capstone
    MGMT*2150 [0.50] Introduction to Canadian Business Management
    MGMT*3020 [0.50] Corporate Social Responsibility
    MGMT*3320 [0.50] Financial Management

    Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics :

    FARE*2700 [0.50] Survey of Natural Resource Economics
    FARE*3310 [0.50] Operations Management
    FARE*3170 [0.50] Cost-Benefit Analysis
    FARE*4220 [0.50] Advanced Agribusiness Management
    FARE*4360 [0.50] Marketing Research
    FARE*4370 [0.50] Food & Agri Marketing Management
    FARE*4290 [0.50] Land Economics
    FARE*4550 [0.50] Independent Studies I


    MCS*1000 [0.50] Introductory Marketing
    MCS*2020 [0.50] Information Management
    MCS*2600 [0.50] Fundamentals of Consumer Behaviour
    MCS*3000 [0.50] Advanced Marketing
    MCS*3040 [0.50] Business and Consumer Law
    MCS*3620 [0.50] Marketing Communications
  3. Students must select a minimum of 1.00 credits during semesters 5-8 from:

    AGR*3010 [0.50] Special Studies in Agricultural Science I
    AGR*4010 [0.50] Special Studies in Agricultural Science II
    AGR*4600 [1.00] Agriculture and Food Issues Problem Solving
    AGR*4450 [1.00] Research Project I
    AGR*4460 [1.00] Research Project II
    ANSC*4610 [0.50] Critical Analysis in Animal Science
  4. Students may also count any of the following courses as restricted electives:

    AGR*3500 [0.50] Experiential Education I
    ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
    EDRD*2020 [0.50] Interpersonal Communication
    EDRD*3050 [0.50] Agricultural Communication I
    EDRD*3140 [0.50] Organizational Communication
    EDRD*3400 [0.50] Sustainable Communities
    EDRD*4120 [0.50] Leadership Development in Small Organizations
    EQN*2500 [0.50] Equine Field Course
    PSYC*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Psychology
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