University of California, Davis has an international reputation for excellence in animal biology. Current research within the Animal Biology Graduate Group extends from lipid modification and the interaction of the immune system and animal growth to conservation of indigenous species, cloning and reproduction and the interaction of animal behavior with genetic modification. Mentoring faculty are recognized as leading researchers in their fields. Students trained by our faculty have excelled in their chosen careers in academia, non-governmental organizations, industry and government.

The Animal Biology Graduate Group is designed for students interested in integrated animal biology. Research typically focuses on a multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary question and is strengthened by an understanding of organismal animal biology. The Animal Biology Graduate Group offers a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Animal Biology.

The link below has two different plans to meet the requirements for an M.S. in Animal Biology

The link below has the requirements for a Ph.D. in Animal Biology

If you are seeking information regarding the Undergraduate Animal Biology major at UC Davis please check out this resource at the UC Davis website.

Diversity Statement

Our Graduate Group consists of faculty and graduate students united by a common research interest in animal biology. We have a diverse group of faculty, from a wide range of scientific disciplines, who are housed in seven different departments within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Science and the School of Veterinary Medicine. We are proud of the fact that we are a geographically and culturally diverse group, which includes students and faculty from every continent with exception of Antarctica! Women comprise over 75% of our graduate students and 45% of our faculty. As a strong graduate program, we are committed to supporting and mentoring underrepresented minorities as they work towards their masters or doctoral degrees. For more information regarding graduate student diversity at UC Davis, visit the Graduate Studies Diversity page.