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Overview for Animal Behavior and Ethology

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.

Careers for Animal Behavior and Ethology Majors

A major in Animal Behavior and Ethology is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Animal Behavior and Ethology

Top 4 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of Animal Behavior and Ethology among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Franklin and Marshall College
Lancaster, PA
Highly Selective$39,980 
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA
Most Selective$40,594 
Southwestern University
Georgetown, TX
Moderately Selective$30,220 
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Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ
Less Selective$16,242 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.