Animal Behavior and Ethology

Why do animals behave the way they do? You may not be Dr. Doolittle, but majoring in animal behavior and ethology could help you find out. This program allows students interested in animal behavior to take part in classes covering animal neurobiology, ethology, hormonal controls, and sensory and cognition perception motivators. Some students get the chance to be part of scientific studies to help them further understand certain species. The major covers a wide range of topics, meaning you'll learn a lot about animal habits and the neural mechanisms that trigger their responses. The major involves delving deep into the world of science, where you will take various classes including biology, zoology, and sensory perception. These classes will allow you to observe different animals and understand their behavior, sensation, and cognition. By graduation you will have undertaken an individual research project in the areas that interest you the most. Career options are broad, and there will never be a boring day on the job. Apart from working as a zoologist or a wildlife biologist, you can consider a career as a veterinarian. The demand for such specialists is expected to increase by 12 percent, by 2022, which means opportunities will be plentiful.

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Arizona State University-Tempe

Arizona State University, located in Tempe, Arizona, is a large public university founded in 1886, making it the first higher education institution in the state. ASU also has campuses in downtown Phoenix, in Glendale, a Polytechnic in Mesa, in Lake...

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Before attending ASU, I attended another state college. At that college, for most of my classes, my teachers were the heads of the departments. But for the other classes, though, it was a joke. At ASU, however, all of my classes have been challenging...

” – Rachel from Tempe, AZ
University of California-Davis

The University of California in Davis is a public institution in northern California and one of the largest universities by enrollment in the UC System. UC Davis is home to four colleges conferring undergraduate degrees and six professional schools...

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If your looking for a great learning experience, there is something important that you have to know, it all depends on YOU. So if you are, the advice I would give you and stuff you've probably already heard is to get to know your professor, research...

” – Vianey from rancho cucamonga, CA
Indiana University-Bloomington

Founded in 1820, Indiana University-Bloomington is the largest university in the state and the flagship campus of the IU system in southwest Indiana. IU encompasses 16 colleges and schools hosting over 200 undergraduate majors. As a school with a...

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The classes are challenging and push you to do your best. They require lots of studying, but most of my classes have been very interesting and worth my time.

” – Emily from Valparaiso, IN
Bucknell University

Bucknell University is a highly selective, private liberal arts college located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. As one of the nation's preeminent liberal arts universities and Division I schools, Bucknell offers a world-class learning experience where...

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All of the students and faculty members are friendly and super approachable.
Bucknell offers a wide variety of different courses, and is known for its academic prestige.
The campus is absolutely beautiful, the dorms are very nice (aka Hotel...

” – Elizabeth
University of New England

With campus situated a short distance from Saco Bay, The University of New England is a 4-year institution in coastal Maine and the largest private university in the state. UNE is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy...

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The classes are usually about the size of high school classrooms, the teachers will know your name and will make sure you know of office hours. Don't be surprised if they give you their home phone number!

” – Megan from Biddeford, ME
University of Plymouth

University of Plymouth is located in Plymouth, England, with affiliated campuses located throughout South West England. The Royal Statistical Society selected Plymouth as the home for the Centre for Statistical Education and has been awarded the...

Eckerd College
Saint Petersburg, FL
Eckerd College

Located in St. Petersburg, FL, Eckerd College is a 4-year liberal arts institution on a mile-long waterfront beach. Eckerd offers upwards of 40 majors, all of which include 4 years of classes in art, literature, the natural and social sciences...

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Eckerd College is a great school that I would recommend mostly to people who would love challenges in majors such as Marine Science and Environmental Sciences. It is also situated in West Florida where the weather is always sunny and you do not get...

Utica College

Utica College is a 4-year private institution founded in 1946 and located in central New York, in the town of the same name. Utica offers 38 undergraduate majors on its 128-acre campus along with 31 minors and 21 graduate programs. UC students can...

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Very big campus with a lot of resources available to you.

So many student organizations, it's pretty easy to join one and very rewarding.

The shuttles let you access the mall and the shopping center so you may get whatever you need without...

” – Charity from Indianapolis, IN
Canisius College

Founded in 1870, Canisius College is a private, Jesuit institution located in Buffalo, New York. Admissions are rated as “selective.” Biology, psychology, finance, accounting and Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation are among the most popular...

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Canisius has great programs for the majors and minors that they offer. The science programs are very demanding, but will prepare you for medical, dental, and vet schools.

” – Lauren from NY
Southwestern University

Founded in 1840, Southwestern University is a 4-year liberal arts college in the Austin metro area and the oldest university in Texas. Southwestern grants undergrad degrees in over 40 academic majors and minors. Additionally, Southwestern originated...

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This school is extremely informative- classes are small, reading is crucial, student-professor relationships are personal. In such a class setting, it is difficult to let the information slide past you. Also, attendance policy is strict- you can be...

” – Cheyney from San Antonio, TX
Carroll University

Carroll University is a selective liberal arts college located Waukesha, Wisconsin, with an affiliation to the Presbyterian Church. Established in 1846, Carroll University was the first 4-year higher learning institution in the state and began with...

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It is not a very large school so it is easy to get around and know where things are. The campus shuttle and public safety is 24/7 so if you want to go anywhere you can. There are also plenty of clubs to join to meet people.

” – Current Freshman
Hampshire College

Founded as a home for new ideas in higher education, Hampshire College is a 4-year liberal arts college in western Massachusetts. Hampshire challenges all students to create an individualized curriculum culminating in a year-long advanced study...

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You'll be stressed, and getting through the Hampshire system does take a lot of work and patience, but if you put in the time you'll learn so much you can't even fathom it.

” – Eliza from Columbia, MD
Franklin and Marshall College

Founded in 1787 thanks to a donation from Benjamin Franklin, Franklin & Marshall College is a 4-year liberal arts college in southeast Pennsylvania. Franklin & Marshall grants undergraduate degrees in 60 academic fields of study. For students who...

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I have enjoyed my first year at F&M tremendously. From the small close-knit campus to the highly accessible and extremely helpful professors, F&M has it all. There's a great sense of community on campus and thousands of opportunities waiting to be...

” – Tomilya from Miami, FL
Bergin University of Canine Studies

Bergin University of Canine Studies is a private institution established in Rohnert Park, California, exclusively for training and studying dogs. Along with its certificate programs, the college offers three different programs of study, including...