Animal Behavior Curriculum

Curricular Requirements
  Credits

CAS Core Requirements

42-43
  Credits
Program Required Courses 50-59
PSY 105 - Introduction to Psychology 3
BIO 105/105L - Biology I: Ecology/Evolution w/Lab OR MAR 105/105L 4
BIO 106/106L - Biology II: Cellular/Molecular w/Lab OR MAR 106/106L 4
CHE 110/110L - General Chemistry I w/Lab 4
CHE 111/111L - General Chemistry II w/Lab 4
PSY 225 - Psychology Statistics 3
PSY 275 - Introduction to Tech/Animal Behavior  
PSY 285 - Research Methods 3
BIO 322 - Comparative Animal Physiology or BIO 245 General Principles of Anatomy, Physiology & Pathophysiology 4
PSY 335 - Comparative Animal Behavior 3
Organismal Topic* 3
PSY 362 - Animal Cognition 3
PSY 365 - Biological Bases of Behavior 3
PSY 382 - Animal Learning and Behavior 3
PSY 425 - Advanced Methods in Animal Behavior 3
PSY 495 - Animal Behavior Internship/Research 3-12
Animal Behavior Electives (see below)  

*Organismal Topics courses must be 200-level or higher and include a hands on component. These courses include but are not limited to: BIO 222 Finfish/Shellfish Culture Tech; BIO 255 Entomology; BIO 319 Ornithology; BIO 330 Comp Vert Anatomy; ENV 318 Adv Research Methods Avian Ecol; ENV 356 Terrestrial Wildlife Eco/Cons; MAR 320 Invert Zoology; MAR 331 Biology of Fishes; MAR 355 Biology Marine Mammals; PSY 406 Spec Topics Animal Behavior. 

 

 
Minimum Required Total Credits 120
  Credits
Note: Curricular Elective Detail:
Three electives are required for the animal behavior major if the internship is 3-4 credits. If the internship is 5 or more credits, then only 2 electives are required. Other courses may be applied as electives with the approval of the animal behavior program director or the department chair.
 
Animal Behavior Electives  
BIO 207 - Organismal Genetics 4
BIO 232 - Microbiology  4
BIO 332 - Vert Neuroanatomy 3
BIO 333 - Evolution 3
BIO 345 - General Prin Anat/Phys/Pathophys

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BIO 350 - Ecology 4
ENV 250 -Environ Policy Compar Perspect 3
ENV 318 - Advanced Methods in Avian Ecology 4
ENV 356 - Terrestrial Wildlife and Ecology 4
MAR 237 - Marine Animal Rehab 3
MAR 250 - Marine Biology 4
MAR 252 - Nat His Marine Mammals 3
PHY 110/PHY 111 - Physics     4-8
PSY 205 - Abnormal Psychology     3
PSY 226 - Motivation & Emotion  3
PSY 245 - Evolutionary Psychology 3
PSY 330 - Psychology of Stress   3
PSY 370 - Drugs, Society, Behavior 3
PSY 383 - Memory & Cognition 3

PSY 406 - Spec Topics in Animal Behavior

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