University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Equine Science and Management undergraduate degree program

 

Only two other land grant universities in the United States have stand-alone equine degree programs.

UK's program offers a standalone bachelor's degree in equine science and management. Students have the option of specializing in one of two tracks. The first, equine science requires students to take courses in physiology, nutrition and plant sciences. It is for students considering and career in farm management or a similar field. The second option, equine management, requires students to take courses focusing on business and marketing. This option is for students considering a career in industry marketing and management.

An internship is required.

UK’s goal is to graduate students who are an asset to UK and to Kentucky’s signature agricultural industry. Students have to be well-versed in the scientific principles behind successful agricultural practices and horse farm management, even if their focus is business and marketing.

 

EQSM program requirements can be found here and a description of core courses in the program here.

 

A story looking back at the launch of UK's Equine Science and Management undergraduate degree program can be found here.