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The PhD in animal behavior is a transdisciplinary graduate degree program that provides doctoral-level training in mechanistic and functional approaches to understanding behavior in a variety of animal taxa.
The study of behavior is at the interface of several scientific disciplines, including physiology, ecology and evolution. This program offers the diverse but specialized array of skills and knowledge needed to produce excellent research in animal behavior.
Graduates will gain knowledge and skills with applied scientific value in areas such as veterinary science and mental and behavioral health in humans. The ecological focus of the program feeds into valley, state and global priorities in biological conservation and ecosystem sustainability.