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Animal Behavior, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Utica, NY, United States
You’re an animal lover. But more than that, you’re naturally curious about the creatures who inhabit the world around you. You’re a “hands-on” learner interested in the science of living things. Sound like you? UC’s animal behavior major may be a perfect fit.


Taught by expert faculty, UC’s research-intensive program gets students out of the classroom with field experiences and independent research projects. A partnership with the Utica Zoo gives student the opportunity to experience zoo research, animal care and husbandry firsthand.

One of Utica College’s newest majors, the animal behavior program provides students with a concentrated study of the evolutionary, ecological, genetic, neurological, and cognitive mechanisms that influence animal behavior. It's an exciting, hands-on program that promotes a deep scientific understanding of the field from a biological and psychological perspective. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Short Course in Animal Behavior 
  • Principles of Ecology 
  • Developmental Biology 
  • Animal Physiology 
  • Cell Biology 
  • Neuroscience 
  • Endocrinology 
  • Biology of Vertebrates 
  • Biology of Invertebrates 
  • Conservation Biology 
  • Research Methods in Psychology  
  • Sensation and Perception  
  • Basic Psychobiology 
  • Motivation and Emotion 
  • Cognitive Psychology  
  • Evolutionary Psychology  
  • Theories of Learning 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Official transcripts (mark sheets) of all secondary and post secondary academic work sent by the school (in English along with an explanation of the grading system)
  • One letter of recommendation.
  • Offical examination results for school finishing or leaving examinations.
  • Copy of Passport.
  • Complete at least 16 units of secondary school credit.
  • Receive a diploma from an accredited secondary school.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20127 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20127 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20127 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20127 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Utica

  • 854 - 1870 USD/month
    Living Costs

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