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Degrees & Certificates

Equine Science, A.S. (Gloucester)

​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

​Students can download the Program Guide listed above to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.

The RCSJ Catalog provides class descriptions.

The Course Registration Info site shows important information for each semester such as deadlines, dates, and guides.

For a complete list of when important College dates occur, students can view and download the Academic Calendar​.

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.