Equine Science, BS

Ride, care for, and work with horses as you learn how to build a successful career in the equine industry. A degree from University of Minnesota Crookston will give you an edge in the industry, providing you with the experience you need. Whether your dream is to go on to become a veterinarian, horse trainer or breeder, or manage a stable, an Equine Science degree will meet your needs with the newly established equine breeding program and an option to prepare for veterinary studies.

Yes, Equine Science Minor AvailableMinor
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Key Features

  • At UMC we balance the practical skills students need through experiential learning and apply the theories required to build a successful career.
  • Graduates with an Equine Science degree understand and are able to meet the daily nutrition, health care, and exercise/training needs of horses in their care.
  • Our Equine Pre-Vet Emphasis option provides graduates with the large animal hands-on experience that is beneficial when seeking acceptance to a veterinary college or an advanced degree. We boast a high acceptance rate into these programs! 

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The flexibility of two emphasis areas - equine science and pre-veterinary medicine - enables you to gain an understanding of many areas related to equine science.

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  • Equine appraiser, stable manager, horse judging, and riding instructor
  • Equine nutrition, horse show manager, Extension educator, and drug/pharmaceutical sales

...or go on to graduate studies in exercise physiology, reproductive physiology, or equine nutrition.

Plus many more careers >>>


Related Majors and Minors

Interested in a double major or minor to complement your Equine Science degree? Check out these other majors at UMC.