Departments & Programs

Animal Behavior


The Program in Animal Behavior (ABEH) encourages students to explore the many different ways in which scientists aim to understand the physiological, environmental, and evolutionary factors influencing and constraining animal behavior. The undergraduate minor emphasizes courses needed to develop a background in the different disciplines that study animal behavior, providing students with the language they need to transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries and to reflect on the consequences of different intellectual approaches to a single problem.

To complete the minor, students take courses in evolutionary biology, neuroscience, learning, and more. They also have the opportunity to engage in their own independent research and to conduct applied internships in which they apply their newly learned knowledge to practical problems in zoos, museums, and veterinary contexts.

Majors, Minors, and Programs

Contact Information

Program in Animal Behavior
Indiana University
402 N. Park Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-9663
cisab [at] indiana [dot] edu