Equine Studies – Equine Management

Equine Studies – Equine Management

Working Farm

Working Farm

our campus is a 200-acre working horse farm – students can walk from their room to the barn in minutes

Work Experience

Work Experience

students earn valuable hands on experience on campus and at internship placements


Midway University’s Equine Studies-Equine Management concentration is designed to develop strong farm operation and facilities management skills. Students will take the core equine studies courses for the major but then select Equine Management as their area of concentration and complete 20 credit hours of course work.

Topics within this major include equine farm operations management, equine reproductive and pasture management, as well as facilities design and management. This area of concentration is a good choice for students who wish to lead their own farm operation or become a manager within the industry. Students interested in equine careers can also choose a business or sport management minor as enhancements to their major.

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Bachelors

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Graduate

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

Why Midway?

16:1

student-to-faculty ratio

Affordability

90% of students receive some form of financial assistance

Support

meet faculty face-to-face get in-person assistance

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

We offer a simple online application process. Create your account, submit all materials and track your application status conveniently online. Paper application forms are available for download if needed. Admissions Counselors are available to assist you with the application process and answer any questions you may have about Midway University and our programs. Give them a call at 1-800-952-4122 or email admissions@midway.edu.

Specific admissions details are available for:
First time students
Homeschool students
Transfer students
KCTCS students
International students
Dual Credit High School Students

What are my financial aid options?

Students are eligible as “full-time and “part-time” students for Federal loans and may be eligible for Federal and/or State grants. (A full-time student is a student taking 12 credit hours or more per term; a part-time student is a student taking 6-12 credit hours.)

Visit Financial Aid for more details.

Do I need to submit my high school transcript to apply?

An admission decision can only be made with official documents. Transcripts are considered official when they are either mailed directly to Midway University from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope or sent electronically by a secured third party such at National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment.

How much will it cost?

Midway University works hard to provide quality degree programs at an affordable price for our students. Students can view our Tuition and Fees Schedule online.

Make sure you get the whole picture before making your decision. First, complete your FAFSA so you can see what financial aid you are eligible to receive and complete your application. Once you are admitted to Midway University, you can meet with our Financial Aid Office to discuss all the eligible aid (federal, state and institutional) that you have access to and apply for scholarships. This is the only way to figure out the true cost and if you will have any out-of-pocket expenses to cover.

Can I transfer credits from another school if I am accepted into this program?

Midway University accepts transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions that are 100-level or higher with a grade of “C” or better. At the time of admission, our Admissions Counselors will provide an unofficial evaluation of your transfer credit. An official evaluation will be completed by the Registrar’s Office after acceptance.

How do I register for classes or sign up for housing?

Once you have been accepted, the Admissions Office will communicate the Next Steps for you to sign up for an Eagle Prep Registration and explain the Housing Application Process if you plan to live on campus.

Don’t see your question here? Our admissions staff would be happy to discuss our online degree programs with you and answer your questions. Get the conversation started by calling us at 800.952.4122 or by email at admissions@midway.edu.

A Peek Inside Our Program

You will earn your Equine Management degree by completing 120 credit hours.

Course Number Name of Course Credit Hours

General Education Requirements

40

Major Course Requirements

37
EQS 109Equine Farm Operations I4
EQS 111Equine Farm Operations II4
EQS 165Introduction to the Equine Industry3
EQS 214Equine Healthcare Management3
EQS 215Equine Anatomy and Physiology3
EQS 216Equine Anatomy and Physiology Lab1
EQS 251Feeds, Feeding & Forages3
EQS 314Writing in Equine Studies3
EQS 318Equine Behavior3
EQS 395Equine Internship3
EQS 411Animal Ethics, Welfare, Rights and Law3
EQS 492Equine Capstone3
EQS 495Equine Senior Seminar1

Concentration in Equine Management Requirements

20
EQS 209Equine Farm Operations Mgt 14
EQS 111Equine Farm Operations II4
EQS 307Equine Reproductive Management3
EQS 327Pasture Management3
EQS 337Equine Facilities Management3
EQS 412Equine Facility Design3

Electives

23

Total Credit Hours

120

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