so you can study what interests you most
our campus is a 200-acre working horse farm – students can walk from their room to the barn in minutes
students earn valuable hands on experience on campus and at internship placements
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?
The Equine Studies program at Midway provides students with the essential skills they need to enter the broad equine industry or prepare for graduate school. Equine science degree students 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
- Equine Studies
- Equine Studies with an Equine Management Concentration
- Equine Studies with an Equine Rehabilitation Concentration
- Equine Studies with a Science Concentration
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
90% of students receive some form of financial assistance
meet faculty face-to-face get in-person assistance
Frequently Asked Questions
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Peek Inside Our Program
You will earn your bachelors in Equine Studies in 120 credit hours (4 years).
|Course Number||Name of Course||Credit Hours|
General Education Requirements
Major Course Requirements
|EQS 109||Equine Farm Operations I||4|
|EQS 111||Equine Farm Operations II||4|
|EQS 165||Introduction to Equine Studies||3|
|EQS 214||Equine Healthcare Management||3|
|EQS 215||Equine Anatomy and Physiology||3|
|EQS 216||Equine Anatomy and Physiology Lab||1|
|EQS 251||Feeds, Feeding & Forages||3|
|EQS 314||Writing in Equine Studies||3|
|EQS 318||Equine Behavior||3|
|EQS 395||Equine Internship||3|
|EQS 411||Animal Ethics, Welfare, Rights and Law||3|
|EQS 492||Equine Capstone||3|
|EQS 495||Equine Senior Seminar||1|
Plus, one area of concentration from among the following or minor approved by the academic advisor
Concentration in Equine Management
|EQS 209||Equine Farm Operations Management I||4|
|EQS 211||Equine Farm Operations Management II||4|
|EQS 307||Equine Reproductive Management||3|
|EQS 327||Pasture Management||3|
|EQS 337||Equine Facilities Management||3|
|EQS 412||Equine Facility Design||3|
Concentration in Equine Rehabilitation
|EQS 226||Equine Rehabilitation I||3|
|EQS 326||Equine Rehabilitation II||3|
|EQS 335||Integrative Performance Clinical||3|
|EQS 356||Exercise Physiology||3|
|EQS 426||Equine Rehabilitation III||3|
|EQS 430||Eastern Medicine||3|
|EQS 435||Nutrition and Pharmacology||3|
Concentration in Science
Students must complete a minimum of 21 hours in the concentration from the courses listed below. Students who intend to pursue graduate studies in veterinary or animal sciences should complete the science courses required by the graduate school of their choice
|BIO 226||Microbiology Laboratory||1|
|CHM 170||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHM 171||General Chemistry I Lab||1|
|CHM 175||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHM 176||General Chemistry II Lab||1|
|CHM 330||Organic Chemistry I||4|
|CHM 331||Organic Chemistry Laboratory I||1|
|CHM 335||Organic Chemistry II||4|
|CHM 336||Organic Chemistry II Lab||1|
|BIO 421||Biochemistry Lab||1|
|EQS 325||Comparative Anatomy and Physiology||3|
|EQS 351||Animal Nutrition||3|
|PSC 240||Physics I||4|
|PSC 241||Physics Laboratory I||1|
Total Credit Hours