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Program and departmental requirements

IU is a first-rank research university and consequently all programs and departments emphasize research in their graduate training. All have a preliminary exam, one or more weekly seminar series, a minimum number of distribution requirements, and an expectation of a thesis based on original research.

Many of the CTRD training faculty are from Biology (Evolution Ecology and Behavior, EEB) or Psychological and Brain Sciences (Mechanisms of Behavior, MoB). Click on the links in the previous sentence to see sample curricula for these 2 programs.

In addition to their departmental requirements, all graduate students need to complete a minor, and trainees will be expected to minor in Animal Behavior, Neuroscience, Genetics, or Human Sexuality.