Program Overview

The Animal Behavior option will provide students with skills necessary to enter professions or graduate studies related to animal behavior and welfare, service and therapy with animals, or other animal care or industry positions that include a behavior management component. Courses chosen are consistent with accepted curriculum for animal behaviorists and provide a solid foundation to those working towards related certifications.

Program Coursework

Required:

ANS 341 Animal Behavior & Cognition (3)
ANS 435/535 Applied Animal Behavior (3)
ANS 441/541 Topics in Animal Learning (3)
PSY 201 *General Psychology (3)
PSY 202 *General Psychology (3)
PSY 330 Brain and Behavior (4)
PSY 301 Research Methods in Psychology (4) OR WR 362 Science Writing (3)

At least 6 credit hours from the following:

ANS 401 Research (1-3)**
ANS 410 Animal Science Internship (1-3)**
FW/VMB 328 Wildlife Capture and Immobilization (2)
FW 481 Wildlife Ecology (4)
FW 475/575 Wildlife Behavior (4)
PSY 340 Cognition (4)
PSY 432/532 Physiological Psychology (4)
PSY 454 Cognitive Development (4)
PSY 456 Social Development (4)
RNG 442/542 Rangeland-Animal Relations (3)
Z 350 Animal Behavior (3)

** Research and/or internship must be related to the field of animal behavior