The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Animal Behavior gives you in-depth training in the interdisciplinary study of behavior and its relation to evolution, ecology, and physiology. Your coursework is designed to give you the ability to communicate scientific research relevant to animal behavior.
You gain a basic background in the life sciences, as well as specific training in the science of animal behavior, with courses in biology, psychology, and anthropology.
Through a combination of traditional lecture and lab courses, as well as individual supervised research in faculty laboratories and/or internship experiences in animal behavior, you develop an understanding of the environmental, social, evolutionary and physiological principles that form the basis of the scientific study of animal behavior. To help plan your degree program and track your progress, you can print and fill out our Major (B.S.) checklist. Be sure to use the checklist for the semester in which you started as a degree-seeking student at IU Bloomington:
If you aren't certain which checklist is right for you, ask an Animal Behavior advisor firstname.lastname@example.org