Animal Behavior and Ethology

Animal Behavior and Ethology Studies is a major 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.

A major program in Animal Behavior and Ethology Studies will likely include courses 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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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Animal Behavior and Ethology Studies (use the College Search feature and enter " Animal Behavior and Ethology Studies " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Animal Behavior and Ethology Studies?

A degree in Animal Behavior and Ethology Studies will provide you with job options of research assistants, zoo and museum assistants, and veterinary techniciansAs well, there are career paths for ethologists that may require advanced degrees such as teaching, research, zoo curating, and animal training.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Animal Behavior and Ethology Studies:

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 

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