Jun 23, 2021  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Primate Behavior, MS

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This program is interdisciplinary and emphasizes the approaches and contributions to primatology made by biologists, anthropologists, psychologists, and philosophers. It includes Required Courses (totaling 30 credits) and Department Approved Elective courses (totaling 18 credits) that are selected in consultation with the student’s advisor. Students must complete at least 48 credits as outlined in an approved course of study filed with the School of Graduate Studies and Research. The course of study is selected by advisement before completing 20 credits. Two quarters in residence are required.

Admission Requirements
In addition to general guidelines for admission to CWU Master’s programs, applicants for admission to Primate Behavior must have the following qualifications:

  1. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in anthropology, psychology, biology, or a related field. Before admission, program faculty will evaluate the academic course work and experience of all applicants for admission, and will recommend remedial course work if, in their judgment, there are deficiencies in pre-baccalaureate work which need to be overcome before entrance into the program. Admission to the program and continuation in it may be conditional on the applicant’s satisfactory completion of remedial courses. Such courses will not count toward the program credit requirement, but in some cases they may be taken after admission to the program.
  2. Applicants must submit GRE scores for the general test.
  3. International applicants for whom English is a second language must provide TOEFEL scores to demonstrate English proficiency.
  4. Applicants must arrange for a graduate faculty advisor in the program to serve as their major advisor.

Graduation Requirements
The student must have a three-member thesis committee selected in consultation with the thesis committee chair. The student may choose either thesis option or project option in partial fulfillment of graduation requirements.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the field of primatology, including current issues, methods, theories, and topics of study.
  • Understand the interdisciplinary nature of primatology and how biologists, psychologists, and anthropologists approach the study of primates.
  • Value biodiversity.
  • Gain skills that enhance their professional development.
  • Effectively communicate.

Department-Approved Electives Credits: 18

To be selected by advisement.

Total Credits: 48

College and Department Information

Primate Behavior and Ecology Program  
College of the Sciences  

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