Animal Biology Ph.D.

A Ph.D. degree in Animal Biology is offered by the Animal Biology Graduate Group. The program of study is interdisciplinary, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of animal biology. Research interests of mentoring faculty cover a continuum from basic to applied.

In general, research is mission-oriented, recognizing that practical solutions require a sound knowledge of the complete biology of the organism, system, and environment. Over 30 faculty work in disciplines such as behavior, ecology, genetics, nutrition, and physiology, and the intersections of these disciplines.

The Animal Biology Graduate Group is housed in the Department of Animal Science. Many of the mentoring faculty are located within the Animal Science Department but there are faculty members in the Animal Biology Graduate Group located outside the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.


For more information on our Ph.D. program, see Admission to Animal Biology PhD. Program.