Undergraduate
Minor

Animal Behavior Minor

College of Arts & Sciences
Animal Behavior Minor

The Animal Behavior Minor is designed for students who want to concentrate on animal behavior as a topic of study. This minor is open to any student from any major, except ABEC.

Required Courses
ABEC 101Introductory Animal Behavior I3
ABEC 102Introductory Animal Behavior II3
Additional Courses
Select 12 credits from the following:12
ABEC 220
220L
Animal Learning
and Animal Learning Lab
ABEC 301
Research Participation (credit)
ABEC 303
Shelter Behavior
ABEC 332
Animal Welfare
ABEC 333
Conservation Behavior
ABEC 339
Animal Enrichment
ABEC 340
Research Methods in Animal Behavior
ABEC 346
Integrative Behavior
ABEC 360
Observational Research Methods
ABEC 363
Dog Evolution, Behavior and Cognition
ABEC 370
Animal Cognition
ABEC 404
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in Africa
ABEC 491
Internship 1 (Animal Behavior based)
ABEC 492
Internship 2 (Animal Behavior based)
ABEC 495
Independent Research (Animal Behavior Project) 1
BIO 312
Primatology
BIO 317
Sex, Evolution and Behavior
BIO 366
Ornithology
or BIO 166
Biology of Birds
Total Credits18

Minors are an important part of the undergraduate curriculum.  If students declare a minor by sophomore year, they can usually complete it in a timely manner.  Students should work with their advisor to determine if it is possible that the minor can be completed by graduation.  

To receive a minor, a student must complete at least 9 credit hours of coursework distinct from their major(s) and from other minors, and students must complete more than 50% of the coursework required for the minor at Canisius. Please note that “ancillary/supporting” courses required for a major may still count as distinct courses as long as the remaining coursework still meets the 30 credit-hours required for a major. For more information about minor policies, please see the Declaring Majors and Minors page in the catalog.