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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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....

“…I've only been here for one quarter, but it has been amazing. The professors give you the lectures, and they know their stuff. They are all willing to explain a topic if you as in class, even if it was from the past lecture. They try to make sure...” – Helmy from Oceanside, 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...

“…The quality of the education you get here is really reliant on which specific classes you take. I've had some really challenging, forum-based classes where I felt like I learned a lot, including a lot more beyond just the curriculum. I believe some...” – Alicia from West Chester, OH

Bucknell University

Bucknell University is a highly selective, private liberal arts college located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Offering more than 50 majors, Bucknell classes 100% taught by professors, never grad stduents, and the campus is home to several research...

“…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,...

“…I had many great teachers in three years that I spent here upon transferring. Some of the classes I got to take like gross anatomy are not often offered to undergraduate students, but they are here due to the medical school. I also had the...” – Amy 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...

Carleton College

With campus overlooking the Cannon River, Carleton College is a 4-year liberal arts college in southeast Minnesota. Carleton offers bachelor’s degrees in 33 academic majors with a focus on developing skills that apply to all walks of life. For...

“…An incredible all around experience; academically you are held to very high standards, but there are also endless opportunities to try new experiences outside of class. The student body is friendly, welcoming, creative, and adventurous. It's a...” – Marie from Minneapolis, MN

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...

“…I am a marine biology major at Eckerd College. While this major is in no way easy, it is a very mind opening one. I have learned much in just one semester here in Eckerd. This major does require lots of studying and dedication, but the end result...” – Alexandra from Woodbine, GA

Canisius College

Founded in 1870 by members of the Society of Jesus, Canisius College is a private institution located in Buffalo, New York. The school is known for its health science and biological fields. Admissions are rated as “selective.” Biology, psychology,...

“…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...

“…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...

“…With the LSP and FYS programs for freshmen, as well as a huge variety of classes, I have learned a lot; and they made the transition from high school to college easy and painless.” – Natalie from Waukesha, WI

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...

“…hampshire college is a private and small liberal arts school with great programs. it is rich in diversity and is very unique. ” – Urantia from Brooklyn, NY

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...

“…Franklin & Marshall is about the liberal arts experience. You are not there to become a doctor, or a lawyer or a business professional; you are there to learn, to create, and to explore. This school emphasizes that this is the ONE CHANCE in your life...” – Ashley from Burlington, VT

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...