- Doctor of Philosophy
- Master of Science
Animal biology encompasses the discipline-based studies of domesticated and wild animals and animal management systems. Understanding of the multifaceted aspects of organismal biology is a critical context for interpretation of molecular, cellular, and behavioral observations. The program of study is individually tailored to meet student needs and includes a limited number of core courses to provide a foundational understanding of the animal as an integrated organism. Students gain advanced knowledge of animal biology from lipid modification and the interaction of the immune system with animal growth, to conservation of indigenous species, cloning and reproduction, and the interaction of animal behavior with genetic modification. Graduates then pursue more in-depth study in behavior, biochemistry, ecology, genetics, immunology, nutrition, physiology, reproduction and/ or toxicology. Graduates pursue careers in academia, government, industry, and nongovernmental organizations.