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Freshman EQS Majors: What to Expect

These courses are the best representation of what a proposed freshman Equine Science major’s schedule would look like. Each student is advised personally, and specific course recommendations will be made by the advisor based on the individual student’s specific goals.

Your first semester at Judson as an Equine Science major, it is recommended that you enroll in the following courses*:

EQS 201 – Animal Science (3 hours) or
EQS 232 – Equine Management (3 hours)

BIO 103 or 104 – Foundations/Principles of Biology (4 hours)

ENG 101 – English Composition I (3 hours)

JUD 101 – Foundations for Success (1 hour)

Choose up to two of the following required GEC courses:
REL 101 – Introduction to the Old Testament (3 hours)
HIS 103 – World History I (3 hours)
HIS 104 – World History II (3 hours)

MAT 1xx – An appropriate math course.  (3 hours) The specific course depends on your placement test score.

BUS 101 – Principles of Macroeconomics (3 hours)

PSY 201 – General Psychology (3 hours)

If you try out and make the IHSA Equestrian team, you will need to enroll in a team riding class, EQS 242.

* Given that the Equine Science major has several directions of study, it is possible there may be some variation to this recommended schedule.


In your second semester, the following courses are recommended:

EQS 109/110 – Beginning Riding (1 hour)
(EQS 242 if you are on the Equestrian team)

ENG 102 – English Composition II (3 hours)

EQS 201 – Animal Science (3 hours) or
EQS 232 – Equine Management (3 hours)
(Whichever course was not taken the previous semester)

Choose from the following courses:
ENG 104 – Public Speaking (3 hours) – Required GEC course
HIS 103 – World History I (3 hours) – Required GEC course
HIS 104 – World History II (3 hours) – Required GEC course
REL 102 – Intro to the New Testament (3 hours) – Required GEC course

PSY 201 – General Psychology (3 hours)