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B.S. in Equine Science

The Equine Science major from Colorado State University prepares students to serve the many needs of a growing industry and focuses on providing students with an in-depth scientific knowledge of the varied functions of the horse and how to relate those scientific principles to the industry.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

Students of the Equine Science major from Colorado State University have the opportunity to develop a broad understanding of the horse as it relates to business, recreational, and production aspects of the industry.

Currently, CSU has the most comprehensive equine program in the United States with major efforts in research, teaching, and public service.

Learning Outcomes

Successful students will demonstrate:

  • Broad-based understanding of biological principles and develop the ability to incorporate the use of these principles into the horse industry
  • An understanding of business/economic principles and their application to equine enterprises
  • Ability to critically evaluate equine industry issues
  • Problem-solving and leadership skills that enhance professional success

Potential Occupations

  • The opportunity to attend professional and/or graduate school
  • Positions that provide services to the horse industry
  • Management of equine production systems such as breeding farms
  • Positions with horse organizations and horse shows
  • Education positions with cooperative extension and colleges and universities


“My experience at CSU, and particularly in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology has been invaluable! The program was both challenging and supportive.”

Sara Bombaci // Master of Science

Courses included

  • Farm Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Functional Large Animal Physiology
  • Principles of Human Physiology
  • Foundations in Animal Genetics
  • Principles of Genetics
  • Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • General Statistics