The Equine Science Certificate Program is designed to increase the number of potential job opportunities in the equine industry to the student whose curricula does not include equine related courses. The program also provides the opportunity for pre-vet students to increase their equine knowledge and horse handling skills. In addition, it will allow students with horse experience to further enhance their knowledge in equine science for personal enrichment.
The program will require the completion of a minimum of 20 credit hours of Equine Science related courses. Selection of courses from the approved list will provide scientific and practical concentration within Equine Science regardless of the declared major of the student. The student may choose to complete the program concurrent with pursuit of a degree in any of the eight colleges at Kansas State or some may elect to concentrate on only the Certificate Program. All students must be formally admitted to K-State in order to participate in the program.
A number of equine-specific courses are currently offered in the department, preparing students for careers within the industry or for entry into the College of Veterinary Medicine. Many of these classes involve hands-on activities in which students gain valuable experience working directly with the University’s horses. To complete the Equine Science Certificate students must complete 17 credit hours from the following courses: