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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2016-2017

College of Life Sciences and Agriculture


Animal Behavior

This minor is designed for students who are interested in learning more about animal behavior, including the mechanisms that underlie behaviors and the evolutionary forces that may have shaped them. Students must complete, and earn a grade of C- or better in, the following courses to qualify:

•    ZOOL 613, Animal Behavior
•    at least 16 additional credits of relevant coursework (~four courses from the list below; courses are 4 credits unless otherwise noted):

at least two of the four electives must come from the Category I list below; the remaining two courses may be from either Category I or Category II.

No more than 8 credits can be counted for both the student’s major and the animal behavior minor (i.e., you may “double count” up to, but no more than, two courses).

If a student is interested in using a course that he or she feels is relevant but that is not included on this list, he or she must seek permission from Dr. Leslie Curren in the Department of Biological Sciences, (603) 862-5103;

Required Course  
ZOOL 613, Animal Behavior

Category I:
ZOOL 726, Conservation Behavior
ZOOL 733, Behavioral Ecology
ZOOL 736, Genes and Behavior
ZOOL 777, Neurobiology
PSYC 512, Psychology of Primates
PSYC 720, Animal Cognition
PSYC 731, Brain and Behavior
MEFB 714, Field Animal Behavior (3 cr.)

Category II: 
ZOOL 625, Animal Physiology (3 or 5 cr.)
ZOOL 690, Evolution
BMS 702, Endocrinology
BMS 718, Mammalian Physiology
PSYC 521, Behavioral Analysis
AAS 225, Canine Learning Theory and Application (3 cr.)