I would highly suggest considering what it is you would like to do with your degree upon completion of college. This should play a HUGE role in the college you are choosing.
For me, I selected my college not only based on the Equine Science degree it could offer me, but also on the broader degree and experience I could acquire in my desired field. I graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 2010 with a bachelor degree in Animal Science Business Management Option and with a minor in Equine Science. I had gone into college considering vet school but decided that life outside of work was more important to me. I chose the degree that I did because it gave me a broad spectrum of courses and experiences (more likely to also land a job). I studied anything from dairy cattle, dog nutrition, agricultural business management, equine repro, equine nutrition, equine training, etc. I knew that regardless of what job I ended up with, I wanted it to be in the agricultural field and if at all possible, related to horses. I got lucky and was able to land a job serving as an equine specialist for a local feed company after completing an internship. I do a lot of trouble shooting, answering questions, and marketing and sales. Overall, it's a decent job.
Equine Science degrees are a great resume booster but I wouldn't bank on them entirely. Experience and general knowledge in an array of different fields, in my opinion, will probably get you a lot further. Granted, that’s all depending on what you really would like to do in the long run.
Last edited by nickers103; 04-12-2013 at 03:26 PM.