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Masters in Animal Behavior Learning Outcomes


  1. Knowledge base in the field of Animal Behavior & Conservation: Students acquire knowledge of key concepts and principles and overarching themes in animal behavior, animal cognition, conservation psychology/biology, animal welfare science, comparative psychology and research methods. Students acquire credentials for employment in fields related to ABC.
  2. Scientific inquiry and critical thinking: Students learn to reason scientifically, gain information literacy skills, interpret statistical information, and learn to interpret and design studies in animal behavior and cognition.
  3. Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World: Students learn to apply ethical standards in conducting and evaluating psychological and behavioral research, build and enhance interpersonal relationships, adopt values that build community at local, national, and global levels.
  4. Communication: Students learn communication skills to disseminate research findings, and to apply psychological content and skills to a range of career goals, exhibit self-efficacy and self-regulation, develop and refine project management skills, enhance their teamwork capacity, and develop meaningful professional direction for life after graduation.