Animal Behavior (Minor)

Animal Behavior (Minor)

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This minor is designed for students who are interested in learning more about animal behavior, including the mechanisms that underlie behaviors and the evolutionary forces that may have shaped them. Students will also gain practical skills in the methods used to study animal behavior in laboratory and field settings.

If interested in or completing the minor, contact Dr. Daniel R. Howard in the Department of Biological Sciences, (603) 862-0242, to be included on the list of students working toward minor completion, to receive emails on special events and activities for Animal Behavior students, and/or to complete the Certification of Completion of Minor form. This form should be completed at the beginning of your final semester. If a student is interested in using a course that he or she feels is relevant but that is not included on this list, contact Dr. Howard with details on the course and to request permission.


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Durham, NH 03824

Curriculum & Requirements

Students must earn a grade of C- or better in all courses taken for the minor. No more than 8 credits taken for the minor may be used toward a student's major.

ZOOL 613Animal Behavior (Fall)5
NSB 728Research Methods in Animal Behavior (Spring)4
Minimum of 11 additional credits; At least two of the three electives must come from the Category I list below; the remaining course may be from either Category I or Category II.
Category I:
NSB 727Animal Communication4
PSYC 720Animal Cognition4
ZOOL 726Conservation Behavior4
ZOOL 733Behavioral Ecology4
ZOOL 736Genes and Behavior4
ZOOL 777Neuroethology: The Neural Basis of Animal Behavior3
ZOOL 795Special Investigations1-4
MEFB 714Field Animal Behavior4
Category II:
ZOOL 625Principles of Animal Physiology3
ZOOL 690Evolution4
BMS 718Mammalian Physiology4
AAS 525Canine Learning Theory and Application4
PSYC 512Psychology of Primates4

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