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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Primate Behavior and Ecology Major, BS


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This program provides majors with interdisciplinary perspectives on the behavior and ecology of nonhuman primates in both captive and free-living settings. It serves as background for graduate study in the behavior, ecology, or phylogeny of primates, as well as for care-giving careers with primates living in laboratories, zoos, or other captive facilities.

A double major is REQUIRED with the PBE degree. Students must complete the requirements for the PBE major as well as the requirements for a 45-plus-credit major in anthropology, biology, or psychology. Students interested in the major should contact the program office as soon as possible for further information, application forms, and assignment of an advisor. PBE majors are expected to meet with their advisor at least once a quarter.

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

  • Exhibit depth and breadth in their knowledge of concepts, terminology, and theories relevant to primate behavior, ecology, and evolution
  • Be skillful in designing, carrying out, and presenting a faculty-mentored research project
  • Be proficient at working collaboratively on collaborative projects
  • Value the humane treatment of nonhuman animals and will value biodiversity
  • Be familiar with causes of primates’ decline and endangerment
  • Be proficient users of information technology as it relates to primatology

Required Courses


Choose one from the following: Credits: 5


*Course selection by advisement depending upon second major.

Choose one from the following: Credits: 5


*Course selection by advisement depending upon second major.

Choose one from the following: Credits: 5


*Course selection by advisement depending upon second major.

Choose one from the following: Credits: 4-5


*Course selection by advisement depending upon second major.

Choose one from the following: Credits: 4-5


*Course selection by advisement depending upon second major.

Choose one from the following: Credits: 4-5


*Course selection by advisement depending upon second major.

Choose two of the following: Credits: 8


Total Credits: 70-76


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