Discovering why animals behave the way they do makes the study of animal behavior an exciting field. 迁移模式, 栖息地的使用, and other animal behaviors affect our lives and our relationship with animals. In turn, animal welfare and wildlife conservation are more important than ever. Experts in animal behavior can find jobs in a variety of fields, 和伴侣动物一起工作, 动物园里的动物或野生动物. If you want to turn your interest in animals into a career, look into the 动物行为，生态学和保护 program.
In this major you will engage in a rigorous course of study combining the behavioral biology of animals with issues pertaining to animal welfare and wildlife conservation. The required coursework provides strong scientific knowledge, accompanied by an emphasis on hands-on learning through lab and animal-focused field experiences.
The program also delves into moral and ethical considerations involving animals including legal, environmental and governmental perspectives. 教师 members include nationally recognized scholars to guide you inside the classroom and through experiential learning and field learning. You can get career experience through internships at institutions such as zoos, 水族馆和野生动物保护区.
- ABEC 220:动物学习
- ABEC 335:保护教育
- ABEC 341:城市生态学
- ABEC 251:动物园动物管理
Study in a program nationally recognized for its unique focus on animal behavior aligned with animal welfare and conservation education. The college was among the first academic institutions to formally tie the study of animals to ethical considerations and currently offers the largest program of its kind in the nation