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If you love animals, few careers are likely to be as rewarding as veterinary medicine. Our BS in Equine Science (Pre-Veterinary Program) is exactly what you need to prepare yourself for a career in caring for special creatures.

At Centenary University, our Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Equine Science (Pre-Veterinary Program) satisfies all the prerequisites you will need to apply to veterinary schools in the United States, Canada and abroad.

With our nationally renowned Equine Studies program and elite Equestrian Center, many of our students naturally go on to careers in the equine veterinary industry. Yet, this rigorous pre-veterinary program is also ideal for students who want to work with all types of animals.

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.

Tools to Succeed

Centenary knows that the skills you develop here 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.


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

In addition to their studies, our students have limitless opportunities to gain real-world experience through internships often arranged through the professional connections of our expert faculty. Our extracurricular Pre-Professionals Organization hosts meetings and guest lectures to give students insight into animal science careers as well as help with graduate school applications.

Admission Requirements

Equine Studies is a rigorous academic program as it prepares students for doctorate level medical education. As a result, first-year and transfer students (internal and external) applying for acceptance into this major are required to meet the following educational standards:

  • Successful completion of pre-calculus or higher-level math
  • A cumulative high school GPA of 3.4
  • A score of 580 or higher on each section of the SAT

Additionally, at the committee’s discretion, students could be required to interview with faculty members of the Equine Studies and Math & Natural Sciences Departments.