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.
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
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 College's Equine Science and practicum courses meet at DREAM Park and other horse farms, rescues and facilities 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.
Download the Program Requirements to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.
Program Requirements to obtain an Equine Science Professional Development Certificate.
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.
Current students please visit rcgc.edu/advisement to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor. Future students please visit
rcgc.edu/appointments to learn more about how to get started.
NOTE: Students involved with other groups (Educational Opportunity Fund, Student Athlete, etc.) report to that advisor.