Equine Science


The B.S. in Equine Science is a 4­year degree program for students who wish to pursue a career in veterinary medicine or another equine related, science-based career. Classes in this program include equine anatomy and physiology, diseases and parasites, equine reproduction, lameness, and more. Students also study general horsemanship, riding, and stable management.

Students can also work with faculty to develop a senior internship, a requirement of the degree, that will further their knowledge in a chosen career path. In the past, students have been able to live and work on ranches as far away as Wyoming, South Dakota, and even New Mexico. These internships provide an advanced degree of learning and experience for students to prepare them for future jobs and employers.

Our first-rate faculty and staff, along with our wonderful facilities and school horses, make Hiwassee a very desirable choice for students interested in an equine degree. Our program focuses on hands-on learning of useful and marketable skills and knowledge. Our barns and arenas are our classrooms, and every member of our faculty and staff is committed to our students’ education.

The riding facilities include a dressage arena, a new all-purpose arena, a turf-jumping field, and several new school horses. The school is also branching into hunter/jumpers and western riding while still including the traditional dressage focus at Hiwassee. In addition to arena riding, there are many trails to ride through the managed forestland at Hiwassee.

For any additional questions about the program, please contact Hiwassee College.