Equine - Minor

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

About This Minor

The Equine Science minor at Utah State University provides students with a comprehensive understanding of equine healthcare, maintenance, and industry practices.

This minor is suitable for students pursuing majors in agricultural education, agricultural economics, plant science, nutrition and food science, business, economics, computer science, rangeland resources, and other disciplines where the animal industry has direct or indirect involvement.

What You Will Learn

Students will gain expertise in equine healthcare, horse production practices, and equine evaluation and judging. They will also have the opportunity to choose from courses covering basic horsemanship skills, feeds and feeding, and equine nutrition and exercise physiology.


At a Glance

College: College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Department: Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences Department

USU Locations:

  • Logan campus

Faculty: View profiles of faculty members on the department directory.

Learn More: Program website

Program Requirements

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

  • Apprentice Trainer
  • Event Manager
  • Equine Nutritionist
  • Stable Manager



We will build on your goals and experiences while working together to design an individualized semester-by-semester plan. Your personalized plan will help you see a path from where you are now on to graduation. Even if you are unsure of the major you would like to pursue, we can help with resources and ideas.

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Admission Requirements

  • Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA in ADVS courses.
  • Transfer students must have a minimum of one 3-credit upper-division course in residency with the approval of the ADVS academic advisor.
  • The same departmental standards applying to the Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences major also apply to all minors.

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