Animal Behavior Program

Animal Behavior will discontinue admission beginning 2024.
Animal Behavior and Behavioral Neuroscience are combining into Neural Systems and Behavior

Program Overview


The Animal Behavior Program is an interdisciplinary graduate training program that integrates psychological and zoological approaches to the study of animal behavior and behavioral ecology. The program leads to the Ph.D. in Psychology (Animal Behavior). Training emphasizes development of a broad perspective on the study of behavior as well as expertise in areas of special interest. Research opportunities involve field, laboratory, and zoo environments. Participants can take advantage of a large interdepartmental network of resources. Faculty are active in a broad range of research areas, with major emphasis on animal communication, development, primate behavior, evolutionary psychology, behavioral neuroscience, behavioral genetics and social behavior.