We offer a Ph.D. minor and an area certificate in Animal Behavior. Faculty from the departments of Biology, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Anthropology, and other programs provide broad and intensive training in neuroscience, learning, development, ecology, and evolution.
Graduate students in the program are encouraged to work in more than one laboratory, applying multiple techniques and conceptualizations to particular problems.
Focal research topics include mate choice and sexual behavior, parental behavior and development, migration and orientation, communication and learning, and developmental plasticity. Training requirements include courses in neuroscience, evolution, and learning/development, plus special semester-long topical seminars. The program invites eminent visiting scientists to participate in these seminars, give workshops, and interact with students and faculty.See requirements for our Ph.D. minor View requirements for our area certificate