Equine Science
(Pre-Veterinary Program)

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So you want to be a doctor (of animals) you say?  Our BS in Equine Science (Pre-Veterinary Program) is exactly what you need to prepare yourself for a career in caring for all creatures big and small.   

Our program opens doors for those interested in equestrian studies who want to branch out to other industries.  While it is a non-riding focused major, students can participate in equine riding classes, teams, and clubs if they wish.   

Other Science Majors

Students in other science majors are welcome to participate in the pre-veterinary program.  Your advisor will work with you to ensure that you register for the proper courses. 

Academic Requirements

This is a high-intensity academic program and because it can lead to medical related education applicants are required to meet specific educational standards prior to admission. 

  • Pre-Calculus completion
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.4
  • SAT of 580+ on each section

Tools to Succeed

Centenary knows that the skills you develop in college will enhance your future success.  We have based the creation of the Pre-Veterinary Program around that core concept. 

  • Expert Faculty and Staff: Our instructors are professionals in a variety of Equine and animal related industries.
  • Lectures: The Equine Studies and Natural Sciences Departments work together to provide students with lectures that focus on relevant and current trends in veterinary medicine.
  • Laboratories: The recent opening of the Environmental Science Center provides students with designated laboratory space. 
  • Research: Studies and tests are only part of the process.  Success in the animal industry means knowing how to research for answers to new obstacles. 

Academic Courses

The academic course focus you will participate in will keep you on top of current events and topics in the veterinary industry.  Some topics are:

Equine Health I

A systems based course that focuses on the diseases and emergency disorders of the horse.  The course will utilize the basic concepts of anatomy and physiology and apply it to the clinical situations experienced in the horse.

Equine Musculoskeletal System I

An in depth study of the musculoskeletal system of the horse.  The course will utilize the basic concepts of comparative anatomy and physiology and apply it to the clinical situations experienced in the horse. 

Animal Physiology and Behavior

An in depth study of mammalian physiology and behavior, with an emphasis on homeostasis and the interaction of the major body systems. The relationship between body regulation and the expression of behaviors will be studied. 


Career guidance and mentored advising will aid in your preparation for the future.  We'll help you succeed by assisting with veterinary and graduate school applications. 

Once you have completed our degree program you will be able to pursue a variety of animal related careers. 

  • Nutrition
  • Physiology
  • Technology
  • Biomedical Research
  • Pharmaceuticals

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