Dickinson State University, in conjunction with the Global Equine Academy, proudly offers a fully accredited online program focusing on equine – the first fully online Associate in Science degree program with an Equine Option in the nation! 

Degree Programs Available

Click here to find specific degree planning guides, course rotations and fees for these certificates. 

For course descriptions and additional information, visit Dickinson State University’s online catalog.

  • Associate in Science in Agricultural Sales and Service
    There are three main parts to the associate’s degree program: General Education curriculum (40-42 credits, which includes one credit for UNIV 100 – Freshman Seminar, an institutional academic requirement), Agricultural Sales and Service Core Curriculum (9 credits), and Equine Management or Equine Training Option curriculum (20 credits). Course lectures are delivered via the internet and video.
    • Equine Management Option
      • No horse or riding required – students learn the theory behind training horses in Equine Training Theory classes.
    • Equine Training Option
      • Requires a horse and riding – students video themselves performing the tasks learned in the Equine Training Techniques classes and are graded based on their proficiency in performing the techniques.
  • Equine Minor
    Pair this minor with a bachelor’s degree program – typically, online students pursue a Bachelor of University Studies or Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and add the Equine Minor to their chosen program of study.
  • Horse Production Certificate
    Interested in learning more about horse production but already have or don’t want an associate’s degree? The Horse Production Certificate can give you a concise learning program that fits your life. 

Why Choose This Program?

  • The program gives you the academic and hands-on training needed to become an advanced trainer.
  • The program is designed for breeders to give them the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in an equine business.
  • The program gives you the credentials to make you more marketable in the equestrian industry.
  • The program is ideal for a person who wants to know more about the care and training of their own horses.
  • Dickinson State University is fully accredited with the Higher Learning Commission – making this program the only accredited associate in science equine program offered online in the nation!

Equine Program Advisor

Samantha Wohletz
Professional Advisor for Online Equine Students