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Equine Science (A.S.)

​​​​​​​Description

An associate degree in Equine Science provides students with instruction and practical experience in the management, nutrition, physiology and care of horses, with a strong foundation in biological, chemical and business principles. This major prepares students with a broad curriculum in the sciences for transfer to a four-year institution or employment in the equine industry.

Program Goals

Students who have completed the program will be able to:

  • Transfer to a four-year institution and complete a baccalaureate degree

  • Demonstrate knowledge of theory and practical experience in anatomy, physiology, nutrition, behavior, health and reproduction of the horse

  • Relate principles of science, technology and business to the equine industry while appraising and utilizing primary literature in written and oral communication

  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to evaluating horses, horse management and facilities

Admissions

The Rowan College Equine Science program is proud to be able to collaborate with the boarding and show facilities at the Gloucester County Dream Park to offer an opportunity for hands-on educational experiences. The Equine Science and Practicum courses meet at the DREAM Park for laboratory activities.

Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, GED (General Education Development) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from students in other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.

Program Classes

Download the Program Requirements to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.

The core courses for this program are BIO 115, BIO 116, and BIO 216. Please view the RCGC Catalog for class descriptions.

Visit the Class Schedule Listing to view the availability of classes for each semester.

Program Advisor

Thelma Hill
thill@rcgc.edu
856-415-2204 
Student Services Building, Room S-25

Make an Appointment
856-415-2197 (option 1)

NOTE: Students involved with other groups (EOF, Student Athlete, etc.) report to that advisor.

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Downlo​ad Program Requirements

 

Transfer Opportunities

Rowan College's articulation agreements enable graduates of the Equine Science program (A.S.) to seamlessly earn a bachelor's degree from Cornell University, Delaware Valley College and Rutgers University. These credit-transfer agreements ensure the credits students complete at Rowan College are already approved for transfer toward graduation at these institutions and keep ​students on track to earn a bachelor's degree in four years.

Some of our students in this program have transferred to the following four-year institutions:

Please visit the CAP Center to discuss transfer options.

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete an advanced degree will qualify for employment as:

  • Animal nutritionists

  • Rehabilitation therapists

  • Trainers

  • Veterinarians

Find out where U.S. News & World Report ​rates these jobs in U.S. News' 100 Best Jobs.

Please visit the CAP Center to discuss career options.

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Disclaimer:
The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.