- Doctor of Philosophy
- Master of Science
The Animal Behavior Graduate Group is targeted toward students who are interested in understanding the adaptive and evolutionary bases of animal behavior. Students are trained for teaching and research in a variety of disciplines, including animal science, anthropology, ecology, entomology, neurobiology, psychology, physiology, veterinary science, wildlife biology, and zoology. Students and faculty in the program conduct research using many different species—and many different perspectives. Research areas include behavioral ecology and sociobiology, animal communication, animal management and welfare, physiology and behavior, behavior and conservation, primate behavior, modeling of behavior, and behavioral development. All students take a yearlong core course sequence designed to provide a breadth of knowledge about animal behavior. The remainder of the program is then individually tailored to provide in-depth study relevant to each student’s interests.