Animal Behavior and Ethology Major

Description: A program that focuses on the scientific study of the psychological and neurological bases of animal sensation, perception, cognition, behavior, and behavioral interactions within and outside the species. Includes instruction in ethology, behavioral neuroscience, neurobiology, behavioral evolution, cognition and sensory perception, motivators, learning and instinct, hormonal controls, reproductive and developmental biology, community ecology, functional behavior, and applications to specific behaviors and patterns as well as to specific phyla and species.

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Animal Behavior and Ethology Major

What Courses Do Animal Behavior and Ethology Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Animal Behavior and Ethology majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Ethology
  • Physiology
  • Psychology