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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, 2018
Space Available: 
Jun 1, 2019
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Dec 1, 2018
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2019

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 06/30/2020

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: General
  • Wildlife & Fisheries Biology
  • 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2019
  • Advisor: General
  • Vm: Population Hlth & Reprod
  • 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2019
  • Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
  • Animal Science
  • 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2019

Student Affairs Officer in Graduate Studies