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About

Earning your degree in Animal Behavior at Carroll University prepares you for a variety of careers, such as a wildlife biologist, researcher, zookeeper, animal trainer, wildlife rehabilitator or laboratory manager.

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.

About the program

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.

Careers

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Admission to Carroll can be based on the following factors:

  • High school course work
  • High school/college grades (GPA)
  • Written portion of the ACT is not required
  • Co-curricular involvement
  • Community service activities
  • Work experience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36400 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 36400 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    36400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36400 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Waukesha

1283 - 2128 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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