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Equine Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Midway, KY, United States
The Equine Studies program of Midway provides students with the essential skills they need to enter the broad equine industry or prepare for graduate school.
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Overview

Midway University is located at the epicenter of the equine industry and is a renowned equine studies college. From boarding and breeding operations, sales and racing, equine association headquarters, therapy centers, animal health and pharmaceutical companies, and renowned veterinary practices, our campus is perfectly situated to give future equestrians the chance to put their education into practice. As a part of our holistic approach to equestrian studies and equine training, our campus is a working horse farm providing true access to hands-on learning with our large equine herd of varying breeds and disciplines.

What is Equine Studies?

Students in the Equine Studies program of Midway University have opportunities throughout the program to work with a variety of breeds. Students are also able to perform tasks of varying levels in assisting with managing our farm and herd. Students learn basic horse handling techniques as well as barn and farm management principles and practices. Through academic preparation in theories and methods of equine characteristics and needs, students acquire the basis on which to make decisions affecting horse care.

Students who successfully complete the Equine Studies program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to implement and assess safe, ethical and sustainable equine management practices
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and to utilize emerging technologies related to the global equine industry
  • Demonstrate awareness of the human-horse bond and of diversity in the competitive and the non-competitive equine industries
  • Identify and evaluate equine anatomy and physiology and relate form to function and feeding strategy

Career Outlook

How can an Equine Studies degree work for you? According to the Kentucky Equine Survey, the economic impact of Kentucky’s equine industry is $4 billion and generates more than 80,000 direct and 100,000 indirect jobs.

Individuals with this degree often work in the equine industry and can serve in such roles as:

  • stable managers
  • show managers
  • riding instructors
  • farm managers
  • equine trainers
  • various associations or government agencies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Equine Farm Operations
  • Equine Industry
  • Equine Healthcare Management
  • Equine Anatomy and Physiology
  • Feeds, Feeding & Forages
  • Equine Behavior

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale)
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test results are required
  • Complete the Application
  • Students are required to submit official High school transcripts, marksheets or academic record
  • Official SAT or ACT scores
  • US immigration regulations require that students demonstrate their ability to finance the first year of education before receiving the 1-20
  • Submit a copy of the photo page of your current passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12250 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12250 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

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