College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences

Equine Studies - 0104C

Love horses? Considering a career involving or working with horses? Seeking a program that is a cut above the rest? Interested in an exciting major that will prepare you for a real-world career? 

Equine Studies offers hands-on learning opportunities in the area of equine science and management. The Department of Animal and Avian Sciences at the University of Maryland offers undergraduate students the opportunity to emphasize on horses while pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. Students may take equine courses that explore a wide range of topics including anatomy and physiology, nutrition, reproduction, exercise, law, insurance, facilities, health and disease, pasture management, and more. Our courses are designed to provide valuable hands-on learning experiences to better prepare students to be future leaders in the horse industry as well as other industries.

Sample Course Work

Math and Science Courses
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Principles of Biology
  • Farm Management
  • Calculus
  • Agricultural Economics
Some ANSC Courses you may take
  • Horse Management
  • Equine Science
  • Hay & Pasture Management
  • Equine Behavior
  • Equine Business Management
  • Equine Reproduction (Foal Watch)


  • College and Departmental Scholarships available for incoming freshmen.
  • Required advising and mentoring by a faculty member who is an expert in your field of interest.
  • Modern laboratories, teaching facilities and technology, animal rooms, and a campus teaching farm, available to help you prepare for your chosen career.
  • Opportunities for leadership roles and for social and professional interaction through student organizations.
  • Internships through the campus, local farms, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Smithsonian Institute, and many more.
  • Equestrian Club - Train and ride in our campus stable
  • Equestrian Team - Compete in inter-collegiate show association competitions 
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