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Animal Behavior

Students gain advanced knowledge of animal science; ecology; biological anthropology; physiology; psychology; veterinary science; wildlife biology; and zoology, as well as the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in the adaptive and evolutionary bases of animal behavior.


Program Address

Animal Behavior
227 Life Sciences Addition
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-2981
(530) 752-8822

Program Type

Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Lead Dean: 
College of Biological Sciences
Major Code: 

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

Dec 1, 2020
Space Available: 
Jun 1, 2021
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Dec 1, 2020
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2021

Degrees Offered

M.S. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan C

Admission Requirements

While an M.S. degree may be obtained while pursuing a Ph.D. degree, only Ph.D. applications will be accepted.


QE Exception: No outside member needed


Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Graduate Group Chair
  • Evolution & Ecology
  • 07/01/2017 to 06/30/2023

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: General
  • Wildlife & Fisheries Biology
  • 09/01/2015
  • Advisor: General
  • Vm: Population Hlth & Reprod
  • 09/01/2015
  • Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
  • Animal Science
  • 09/01/2015

Senior Academic Advisor in Graduate Studies

Internal Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies

External Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies