Equine Studies

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The equine studies degree program at UNH offers a unique and well-rounded program of study to students pursuing a career in the horse industry. All students receive a background in science and business, as well as equine-specific courses that incorporate outstanding opportunities for experiential learning. Students then choose a specialization in one of three options.

Equine Industry and Management

This option combines business classes and hands-on equine classes, such as teaching training, stable management, and competition management for students interested in a traditional equine career or a career in equine business.

Therapeutic Riding

This option includes classes in equine studies, therapeutic riding, non-profit organizations, and human development and special needs for students interested in a career in therapeutic riding. Students also test for PATH International instructor certification.

Equine Science

This option combines equine classes with a more intensive science curriculum, which includes genetics, reproduction, and nutrition. This program is suited for pre-veterinary students or those interested in graduate education or research.

GPA Requirements for All Students in Equine Studies

All students enrolled in the equine studies major will be required to receive a minimum grade of C- in all classes required for the major. Students failing to do this will need to retake the course in order to receive credit.