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        06-25-2010, 07:59 PM
      #11
    Lis
    Yearling
    I'm looking at universities for next year and for quite a while I felt pressured into looking at things where at the end I would get a big pay packet. However I've decided I'm doing something with horses so what I did is I looked at the specialist courses such as ones I'm very keen on which is Equine Science and Thoroughbred Management or Equine Performance Science. It specifically says in their entry requirements they will only take people who will make good scientists and they are among the most complex courses I have come across with modules such as Microbiology, Haematology, Immunology, Bioscience etc. Now this has made my mum happy because like your parents she was very worried that I would waste my intelligence on just horses rather than doing something like becoming a psychologist or something else like that especially since my psychology tutor would love to see me go into that field. Look at the niche courses and if you still think your parents will say no then take the Equine out of the title, substitute Biology and then list the modules and see what they say ;).
         
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        06-25-2010, 08:07 PM
      #12
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    I'm looking at universities for next year and for quite a while I felt pressured into looking at things where at the end I would get a big pay packet. However I've decided I'm doing something with horses so what I did is I looked at the specialist courses such as ones I'm very keen on which is Equine Science and Thoroughbred Management or Equine Performance Science. It specifically says in their entry requirements they will only take people who will make good scientists and they are among the most complex courses I have come across with modules such as Microbiology, Haematology, Immunology, Bioscience etc. Now this has made my mum happy because like your parents she was very worried that I would waste my intelligence on just horses rather than doing something like becoming a psychologist or something else like that especially since my psychology tutor would love to see me go into that field. Look at the niche courses and if you still think your parents will say no then take the Equine out of the title, substitute Biology and then list the modules and see what they say ;).
    That makes me feel better! I'm not just imagining that you have to be smart to work with horses!
         
        06-25-2010, 08:13 PM
      #13
    Lis
    Yearling
    In Britain we use something called UCAS and they have a tariff of points. Now the first course I mentioned has an entry requirement of 280 points and to do a Law degree at the same place you have to 300 points to do the course.
         
        06-26-2010, 12:42 AM
      #14
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    Thats interesting....... the scoring system sounds a lot less complicated than our ACT's (which is almost 200 questions, some essays, math analysis, and the score ends up being out of 36 possible points).

    I really would like to go to Black Hawk, even though they only offer Bachelors, I kind of got an idea from AlmostThere's first post.

    Black Hawk is a two campus college. One school is specialized in business and the other in Agriculture and science. I thought maybe I could get a bachelors in an Ag field and then go and get a bachelors in a business field. I'd still have four years of education, and I would have a degree to fall back on if I lost my job or got laid off. And If I sell it right, I may be able to convince my parents to let me do it.

    It might not be very common, but I know a guy who has doctorate, Two Bachelors, and an Associates, and he is STILL going back to college to get a degree in Geography. (and yes, he is an overeducated person with no street smarts or common logic). He was in the Peace core and he still is.

    This thread has helped spark ideas I never knew I had!

    What do you think of that Idea?
         
        06-26-2010, 01:36 AM
      #15
    Weanling
    It would be hard to argue that a double major wouldn't take a lot of hard work on your part (might even sell it to Mom and Dad that you'd be applying your brains and would be so busy you wouldn't have time to get into any trouble at college ).

    Lots of people get their advanced degree at a different college than they got their four year, so as I said before, going to a place that only offers bachelors shouldn't be a deal breaker for you.

    Good luck!
         
        06-26-2010, 07:56 AM
      #16
    Yearling
    Im in agriculture in college my course is 4years long and I want to specify in equine nutrition and performance!
    It is NOT easy everyone assumes it is because its ag but you have to do science, nutrition,breeding,genetic,math,physics, preformance etc it is time consuming also. But in the end the side of equine I will be qualified in will pay a good amount.

    Now for riding most colleges have equestrian teams you do lessons and competitions etc its fun and a good way to meet people! Also I ride late fri ight when I get home and spend my weekends with my guys sure its not ideal and you will loose your social life. But if you want to stay riding you will find away. Also holidays are much longer in college iv been off 7weeks already and I don't go back to college until the middle of sept
         

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