• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Animal Behavior programme at Carroll University can also be a launching point for your master’s or doctoral degree or a professional program such as veterinary sciences. 

You may dream of enriching the lives of animals in a zoo setting, helping people with disabilities through animal-assisted therapy, protecting endangered species or ensuring the health and welfare of companion animals surrendered to shelters and rescue organizations. This degree can help those dreams come true.

A Foundation in Science—a Focus on Real World Experience

Carroll University’s animal behavior major introduces you to the scientific methods with which people study the behavior of animals–from how the brain and nervous system influence behavior, to how animals learn new behaviors and solve problems, to why particular types of behavior evolve in the wild.

All animal behavior students are required to develop valuable hands-on skills by completing an internship at locations such as the Racine Zoo, the Wildlife in Need Center, or the behavior services department of the Humane Society. Students also participate in research both within and outside of class. 

Some of our students design their own research projects and even publish their work in professional journals. These experiences give students a real advantage in choosing a career or applying to graduate school.

What can you do with a major in animal behavior? 

Animal trainers: Some behaviorists train pets for basic manners or obedience work, guard dog training, seeing-eye dogs or retrieving. Others train animals for public performance at zoos, circuses, stage or television.

Applied animal behavior: A growing number of animal behaviorists are being hired to apply behavioral knowledge to the training, production, management, conservation and/or care of wild and domestic animals.

College teaching and research: Animal behavior is a growing discipline and jobs in teaching and research are highly competitive. Some animal behaviorists teach and/or do research at colleges and universities. Careers in college teaching and research usually require a Ph.D.

Government and private research institutions: Positions can range from wildlife management to conservation of endangered species to support of animals used in health science research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Students are encouraged to file an application for admission for the first semester (fall) before March 15.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Science of Animal Behavior
  • The Science of Animal Behavior Laboratory
  • General Biology
  • Behavioural Ecology 
  • Behavioural Ecology Laboratory
  • Introductory Psychology 
  • Biopsychology 
  • Learning and Animal Behavior 
  • Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Research Methods in Behavior Analysis 
  • Internship in Animal Behavior 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Completed Online Application
  • English Proficiency Scores
  • Transcripts in Local Language
  • English Translations of Transcripts and Syllabi
  • Passport copy
  • Proof of Financial Support and Recent Bank Statement with one year of expenses and fees

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33200 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33200 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Waukesha

  • 1283 - 2130 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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