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Equine Studies Minor

Enroll in 20 hours of flexible coursework based on your desired career goals in equine management, equine science or equine assisted activities and therapies. Three courses are required of all equine studies students - A&VS 281, A&VS 282 and ANPR 344 - and the remaining credits are from their desired area of emphasis.

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Equine Management

Explore this area of emphasis if you're interested in farm management, training, sales, marketing and other industry services careers. 

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Equine Science

This area of emphasis is ideal if you're interested in attending professional school to pursue careers in veterinary medicine, research or academia.

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Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies

Check out this area of emphasis if you're interested in careers as equine assisted activities and therapies instructors, equine specialists and other programmatic roles.

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To enroll in the equine studies minor and seek advising on coursework, student opportunities and career planning please contact:

Crystal Smith, Ed.D.
Teaching Associate Professor, Equine Management
West Virginia University
PO Box 6108
Morgantown, WV 26506
(304) 980-3040
Crystal.Smith@mail.wvu.edu