Mar 01, 2021  
Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Animal Behavior & Conservation Certificate

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The Department of Psychology offers a Certificate Program in the Advanced Psychology of Animal Behavior & Conservation (ABC) registered with the New York State Education Department. The ABC certificate provides formal recognition of the training in ABC for students who already possess a baccalaureate or graduate degree in another area and, by virtue of prior educational or practical experience in animal behavior and conservation, are qualified for the additional training described in this program.

Courses are scheduled so that the certificate requirements can be completed within two years. All required, and most other courses, are offered after 5:30 PM enabling students to complete the requirements for the certificate while working.


Students are required to complete at least 15 credits in the ABC area required for the MA in Animal Behavior & Conservation. Although a thesis is not required for non-degree students, the ability to conduct research in the ABC area must be demonstrated either through prior experience or completion of a research project while in the Certificate Program. Students who do not have an adequate background in statistics and/or research methodology will be required to take such courses in addition to those required for the Certificate.

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