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Department of Animal Sciences


Equine Program

The Department of Animal Sciences offers students hands-on experience with horses through courses, internships, research, and part-time student employment to enhance our strong, science-based curriculum. On this page you will find information about career opportunities, courses, and facilities. If you are interested in an Equine Minor or taking equine classes or if you have questions about our program, feel free to contact us.

Career Opportunities:

  • Agritourism
  • Facilities Management
  • Farm and Ranch Management
  • Equipment and Horse Sales
  • Reproductive Management
  • Equine Nutritionist
  • Equine Trainer

Major Options and 4-year Plans

Your interests in the area of horses may fit under the Animal Sciences Majors or the Equine Science Minor. Click here to investigate the options and plans.

Ohio State Equine Center

The Equine Facility at The Ohio State University is operated by faculty and staff of the Department of Animal Sciences. Currently, the facility houses 30-40 Quarter Horses and is the central location for all equine-related teaching, research, and Extension activities. The facility features a heated indoor arena, a hot/cold wash rack, 28 box stalls, 2 large foaling stalls equipped with cameras, 2 large stallion stalls, breeding lab, and classroom with seating for 50 students. There is also a large outdoor arena and several paddocks with turn-out shelters. Click here to learn more.