ChooseWhy Choose This Program?

Why Study Equine Studies at Goucher?

Equine studies is an exciting new minor for Goucher College. Combined with a nationally ranked equestrian team, over a dozen horses (and a miniature pony), and modern facilities on the 287-acre campus, Goucher offers a competitive program open to all.

LearnWhat Will You Learn?

What Will You Learn?

The Equine studies minor provides students an opportunity to explore topics relating to the horse—the equine industry, horses, their care, management, and anatomy. Students gain both theoretical and practical experience of horses, including understanding their handling, physiology, behavior, health issues, and maintenance. In addition, students will learn the basics of small business management applicable to many equine-related careers. Total credits required to complete the minor: 20-22, depending on electives taken.  Learn More

DoWhat Will You Do?

What Will You Do?

While the course is equine focused, it is designed for maximum flexibility to attract students interested in a variety of careers, including: equine facility manager/owner, equine journalist, trainer, bloodstock agent, bloodstock importer, veterinary services, and many more. Students planning to apply to veterinary schools should also consult the prehealth advisor, Professor George Delahunty.

Course Curriculum


Program Contact
Jennifer Smith

Opportunities & Internships

For information regarding internships and opportunities, please contact Jennifer Bunty at or 410-337-6247.


Internships help students explore possibilities, apply classroom learning, and gain experience. Explore internships and credit options.

Student Employment

Student employment connects students to both on and off-campus opportunities. The Career Education Office provides resources and support to students with or without Federal Work Study to find jobs, submit applications, and learn more about the job search process. Students have access to Goucher Recruit — an online site for job postings and job fair events.

Major & Career Exploration

Exploring career options, choosing a major, and making career decisions is a multi-step process in which all students are encouraged to engage early and often. Goucher students have a variety of resources available through the Majors and Career page to assist them in this process.

Job Search

A Goucher education prepares students for today’s job market and beyond. Students can explore job opportunities and access job search resources through the CEO Job Search page.

Graduate & Professional School

Students access resources for searching and applying to graduate and professional school through the CEO Graduate and Professional School page, through faculty and staff members, or utilizing their own resources, network and tools.

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