The Equine Science and Management (ESMA) undergraduate degree program at the University of Kentucky was designed to provide students the basic understanding of both biological and economical concepts and how to apply that information to the management and use of horses. A sound understanding of these concepts will aid students in evaluating industry issues and developing strategies to deal with those issues be they at the farm, in a business or with their own horses. The common thread that holds it all together is the horse. Come join us in the study of the horse. 

four tracks in curriculum

UK's Equine Science and Management undergraduate degree program emphasis areas are science, business, community leadership and development and forages/pasture management.

Internships lead to careers

One of only three stand-alone equine degree programs offered at a U.S. land grant university, UK’s program requires a three-credit, graded internship to graduate.

UK boasts seven equine clubs and teams

Whatever your discipline or interest, the college's seven equine clubs and teams are likely to connect you with a group of people who share your passion.