This curriculum is designed to provide the student with a solid base of knowledge in various aspects of Equine Studies. The student is exposed to the basics in all aspects of the equine industry. Elementary ground-training, riding, driving, breeding, and stable management are presented. The "learn by doing" approach is a very strong feature of this program. Career opportunities are available in entry-level positions for stable management, training, and other related equine industry areas.
Program fees, weekly work assignments, required equipment, participation in orientation, completion of the Experiential Learning Program, physical requirements and riding requirements in the Associate of Science Degree Program are identical to those stipulated above for the Bachelor of Science Degree Program. Students who wish to complete the Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science Degrees must declare their intent to pursue both degrees by the end of their Freshman year.
Enrollment in this program is limited. Transfer students entering the Associate of Science program must complete at least 24 credits of coursework at Delaware Valley College.
The total number of credits required for graduation with an Associate of Science Degree in Equine Studies is 63, which includes completion of 2 credits of the Experiential Learning Program.
The Experiential Learning Program (ExLP) at Delaware Valley College is a graduation requirement for all full-time undergraduate students. Students can choose from multiple experiential learning activities and will earn 4 credits for the ExLP depending on their major's program requirements.
- Full-time undergraduate students must complete a minimum of two experiential learning activities with at least one for academic credit.
- Students must have completed 27 credits to enroll in Experiential Learning Activities.
- All students must complete an introductory course prior to enrolling in any Experiential Learning Activities.
Students must consult with their Department Chair for specific major requirements to complete the Experiential Learning Program.