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
Animal Learning
and Animal Learning Lab
Research Participation (credit)
Animal Welfare
Conservation Behavior
Animal Enrichment
Research Methods in Animal Behavior
Integrative Behavior
Observational Research Methods
Animal Cognition
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in Africa
Internship 1 (Animal Behavior based)
Internship 2 (Animal Behavior based)
Independent Research (Animal Behavior Project) 1
Sex, Evolution and Behavior
Biology of Birds
Total Credits18

May be taken with permission of the program director.

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.