Revised:  04/09/2012














Equine Academic Program

Students interested in pursuing careers in the horse industry or just improving their knowledge of horses can study equine science in the Department of Animal Sciences. Under the auspices of the Animal Agriculture-Equine emphasis, students are expected to take all of the equine didactic courses available (see below), courses in marketing, basic sciences and animal science, and to also sign up for “hands-on” credits through the Equine Practicum, Research in Animal Science course and/or Cooperative Education. Visit our "Academics" page for more information.


Doris C. Murphy Endowed Scholarship In Equine Science


Rutgers Equine Science Center and the Department of Animal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, are pleased to announce the availability of financial assistance to undergraduate women who are New Jersey residents majoring in Animal Sciences with a minor in Equine Science. Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded annually to as many as six full time undergraduate Rutgers University students (including at least one incoming student). Criteria include academic merit, demonstrated interest in equine science, and financial need. Scholarships may be renewed annually with the approval of the scholarship selection committee.


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Student to Professional Internship Network (SPIN)

The Student to Professional Internship Network affords students at the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) the opportunity to gain experience related to their course of study or career interests while earning academic credits to fulfill their SEBS experience-based education requirement. Credits are earned through the completion of academic assignments while the student is engaged in part-time or full-time work experience within business, industry, government or non-profit organizations. 


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Hey, Kids!


Is That a Horse in My Science Class?!

There is a new way for you to horse around on the web - Equine Science 4 Kids!  This online classroom features games, interactive activities, and even a little horseplay for children of all ages.


Equine Science 4 Kids is headed by our very own “Professor Emeritus,” Lord Nelson – an American Quarter Horse with a storied history at Rutgers University and a lot of horse sense! 


Click here to learn all about equine science - straight from the horse's mouth!




New Jersey 4-H Horse Program

During the 2008-2009 program year, almost 1,900 youth participated in the New Jersey 4-H Horse and Pony Program, which is 4-H's largest animal project area. Over 325 volunteers are involved in the implementation of club, county, state and national level activities.





Rutgerscience Feature: "Is That a Horse in my Science Class?"


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