About This Program
You’re an animal lover. But more than that, you’re naturally curious about the creatures who inhabit the world around you. You’re a “hands-on” learner interested in the science of living things. Sound like you? UC’s animal behavior major may be a perfect fit.
Why Utica College
Taught by expert faculty, UC’s research-intensive program gets students out of the classroom with field experiences and independent research projects. A partnership with the Utica Zoo gives student the opportunity to experience zoo research, animal care and husbandry firsthand.
Animal Behavior at Utica
"This is an integrative, interdisciplinary program that promotes a deep scientific understanding of the field from a biological and psychological perspective."
- Animal Research
- Conservation Biology
- Veterinary Medicine
- Animal Handling
Capstone Project Options
What You'll Learn
One of Utica College’s newest majors, the animal behavior program provides students with a concentrated study of the evolutionary, ecological, genetic, neurological, and cognitive mechanisms that influence animal behavior. It's an exciting, hands-on program that promotes a deep scientific understanding of the field from a biological and psychological perspective.
Animal Behavior Faculty
A Degree That Works
The animal behavior major provides a foundation of courses and experiences for students interested in pursuing graduate training in animal research, conservation biology, veterinary medicine, zoology, and animal handling.
Students will be introduced to zoo research, animal care and husbandry, and animal training through our partnership with the Utica Zoo.
Student Voices: Kate Rosbrook
Kate originally came to Utica College to study physical therapy, then quickly developed an interest in experimental psychology. Partly on the basis of her research at UC, she was selected for a research assistantship at Yale School of Medicine’s John B. Pierce Laboratory. The lab director’s acceptance message described Kate as someone whose skills and abilities are a great fit to the position and to the laboratory.