|Susan E. Lewis
|| Professor of Biology
| Christopher J. May
|| Associate Professor of Psychology
| Matthew Scheel
|| Associate Professor of Psychology
The interdisciplinary major in Animal Behavior supports the mission of Carroll University and the Division of Natural Health Sciences. The program is designed to give students a thorough knowledge of Animal Behavior within the domains of comparative psychology, behavioral ecology, and behavioral neuroscience. It will also enrich students' ability to apply scientific methods to understand the behavior of animals. The major will provide a foundation for those who wish to pursue graduate studies or professional careers in animal behavior or a related field, including veterinary medicine.
Learning Outcomes for Animal Behavior
As students progress through the animal behavior major, they will strengthen their abilities to:
1. Define and describe animal behavior-related terminology and concepts.
2. Understand experimental design.
3. Execute empirical procedures.
4. Demonstrate multiple effective communication skills.
5. Work effectively in a team environment.
6. Use technology for academic or professional activities.
- Animal Behavior Major Bachelor of Science
- Required Support Courses (14 credits)
- Bachelor of Science Requirement
The requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree are:
NOTE: EACH MAJOR MAY HAVE SPECIFIC COURSE SEQUENCING REQUIREMENTS.
FOR SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS, SEE "REQUIRED SUPPORT COURSES" WITHIN EACH MAJOR
- General Education Requirement
For more information on General Education Requirement, click here.
- Distribution Component
For more information on the Distribution Component, click here.
- GE1 and GE2 Courses
Students must complete four GE1 courses: one from each of the four Distribution Areas outside of their major area of study.
Students must take one GE2 course. The GE2 course chosen, must build upon a discipline taken at the GE1 level (e.g. PSY101 (S1) and PSY 221 (S2)).
Fine Arts (F1, F2)
Humanities (H1, H2)
Philosophy/Ethics/Religion (P1, P2)
Social Sciences (S1, S2)
- Cross-Cultural Component
The Cross-Cultural Component is a five-course series through which students explore the study of culture:
Transfer students will register for CCS101 for one credit.
- Cultural Seminar (CCS100)
The Cultural Seminar, which is taken in the first semester, begins the exploration of culture through the study of one's own culture and a different culture. This course develops oral communication skills through critical reading and discussion.
- Writing Seminar (ENG 170)
The Writing Seminar is taken during the first or second semester, includes cross-cultural readings, and develops foundational writing skills.
- Cross-Cultural Development (CCD)
The Cross-Cultural Designation course is taken after the Cultural and Writing Seminars. This course satisfies a Distribution requirement, continues development of writing skills, and includes significant cross-cultural themes as preparation for the Cross-Cultural Experience.
- Cross-Cultural Experience (CCE)
The Cross-Cultural Experience course is taken concurrently or after the Cross-Cultural Development course. In an off-campus setting, students apply knowledge learned in the previous three courses through interactions with cultures other than their own. (CCS300 for 2 credits, NCEP courses for 4 credits, or study abroad for 12+ credits)
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- Global Perspectives Colloquium (CCS400)
In the Global Perspectives Colloquium, advanced students (usually seniors) from multiple disciplines engage in critical reading and discussion. Students reflect on their distribution courses and cross-cultural experiences while also refining their writing skills.
- Major Courses
The list below displays all the courses offered by the major: