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Equine Science

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Equine Emphasis in Animal Science

The equine science program at NMSU attracts students from all majors. Students gain experience in many diverse facets of the equine industry through course work and extracurricular activities. Scientific understanding of equine concepts and hands-on interaction with horses are both essential for success in the equine industry. Course work in the major and minor focuses on the science behind commonplace equine industry care and management practices. Laboratory sessions and extracurricular activities help students apply topics learned in the classroom to the real world. The equine program strives to develop and offer many opportunities for students to see the bigger picture and be able to make sound decisions for the equine industry as future leaders.

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Equine Courses Offered

The equine faculty are diverse and bring many strengths to classroom and laboratory. We continually critically evaluate our program to ensure we are giving students the skills they need to be successful in the equine industry.

Equine Courses

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Extracurricular Equine Activities

To become proficient in all areas of the equine industry, and to gain a competitive edge for your future career, students are encouraged to seek experience outside of the classroom. This opportunity is essential for your success in the equine field! Find out more about the activities offered to NMSU students.

Extracurricular Equine Activities

Tour the Equine Facilities

NMSU maintains a resident herd of 85-110 horses. We offer on and off campus facilities used daily by students in the horse program.



Equine Options

Equine Science

The science option will prepare students to enter professional school with an emphasis in equine. Many students strive to attend veterinary school or graduate school, and the science option requires coursework that will prepare students for that future.
Equine Science Degree Checksheet

Equine Industry

The industry option will prepare students to enter the equine industry upon graduation. Advisors work closely with students to help them focus their interests and in many cases find meaningful internships in the equine industry to enhance and develop skills necessary for success in the industry.
Equine Industry Checksheet