M.Sc. On Campus

Animal Behavior

Bucknell University

24 months
59474 USD/year
59474 USD/year
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Graduate study in Animal Behavior of Bucknell University is intended primarily for those who hope to later earn a Ph.D. or wish to amplify their expertise in animal-related careers, such as laboratory research, field research or conservation biology. 


Animal Behavior of Bucknell University is administered by the departments of biology and psychology.

Key facts:

The program requires two years of full-time work (including one summer) and consists of in residence course work in biology and psychology while conducting continuing research.

A minimum of eight courses approved by the adviser is required, two of which can be research hours, and the satisfactory completion of a research thesis.

Research programs for this degree do not involve human-animal interactions or animal training (i.e., applied animal behavior).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Animal Behavior
  • Applied Research Methods in Animal Behavior
  • Advanced Methods in Animal Behavior
  • Biological Inquiries and Observations
  • Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience
  • Integrated Concepts in Biology Spring

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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On Campus

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants for admission are required to complete the Online Application for Admission to Graduate Studies and submit the application fee of $50.
  • Application fees are non-refundable and will not be put toward tuition. If your baccalaureate degree is from Bucknell your fee will be waived. 
  • Recommendation letters from two persons familiar with your academic work or performance. 
  • Official transcripts of your undergraduate and any graduate work should be sent directly from the registrar of the credit granting institution to the Graduate Studies office.
  • No specific undergraduate major is required, but successful candidates will demonstrate work in biology and/or psychology.
  • Required undergraduate work includes core biology courses and statistics. Recommended courses include animal behavior-related biology and/or psychology courses and courses in research methods. 

Tuition Fee

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    59474 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 59474 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Lewisburg

1000 - 1500 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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