The horse industry is a dynamic industry that encompasses not only the breeding, raising and training of horses but also the development of activities for the use of the horse in sports and recreation. The industry has a significant economic impact across the U.S. and world-wide.

Equine science and management involves the study and application of science and business concepts to the horse industry. Additional course work supports learning in areas that aid in breeding and raising horses and marketing the industry. Students come from varied equine backgrounds but have a common interest in the horse.

Regardless of which breed of horse or activity focus students have, equine science and management majors will have the opportunity to combine their interest in the horse with a desire to become active participants in the horse industry.

Students in equine science and management considering a career in veterinary medicine or graduate research can meet those goals in the degree program as well. Interested students need to consult with an advisor to ensure all specific academic requirements are met.

The degree offers three emphasis areas, allowing students to customize their education to match their career goals. Students can choose one or more specialization areas in:

  • Equine science
  • Equine management and industry
  • Communications and leadership

Career Opportunities

The horse industry is continually changing. Equine science and management graduates are needed in all aspects of the industry including production, business management and other related support industries.

Graduation Requirements

To earn the Bachelor of Science in Equine Science and Management, the student must have a minimum of 120 credit hours with at least a 2.0 grade-point average. A minimum of 45 credit hours must be from upper division courses (300 level and above). Remedial courses may not be counted toward the total hours required for the degree. An experiential learning component (internship or study abroad) is required. 

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