Equine General Studies Major

Therapeutic RidingThe equine general studies major is designed to meet the need for a more generalized field of equestrian studies that will prepare students for careers in the horse industry outside of training, riding, instructing and facility management.

Students who major in Equine General Studies at WWU take a core group of courses. In addition, they choose one of the concentration areas below.


Equine Art

The art concentration will allow students to explore techniques and methods of design and application in a variety of art media, such as painting, three-dimensional media, metal casting, photography and print making.

Equine Leadership

The equine leadership concentration will promote an understanding of the methods of leadership used in the business world and equine industry settings, as well as the development of decision-making, negotiation and leadership skills.

Equine Media

A concentration in equine media will focus on utilizing the best practices in print and production in equine media while learning about the standards and practices of the equine media industry.

Equestrian Studies

Assisted Therapies

The assisted therapies riding concentration will teach students to develop methods for teaching riders, to understand anatomy and physiology as it relates to therapy riders and to achieve equine-assisted therapy success.

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Equine General Studies comprises 49 credits. This degree does not require a minor.