Vertebrate Zoology (BIO 223)

A primer of vertebrate diversity, evolution, adaptations (morphological, physiological, ecological, & behavioral), & conservation. Our goal is to inspire you to learn more about one (or more) groups via future enrollment in upper division courses, including Ichthyology, Herpetology, Ornithology, &/or Mammalogy.

Animal Behavior (BIO 666)

Survey of current & classic theories, principles, & techniques used in the study of animal behavior.

Physiology of Animal Communication (BIO 498/698)

Students will develop core competencies in critically evaluating & discussing foundations & emerging concepts arising from research at the interface of physiology & animal communication.

Elements of the Scientific Endeavor (BIO 503)

Designed for first-year graduate students in Biological Sciences. Students will develop core competencies to aid in professional development. Assigned readings & discussion will cover a range of topics including: writing a research prospectus and/or short grants, presenting research ideas, ethical conduct of research, reviewing & publishing papers, student-advisor interactions, graduate committees, authorship issues, collaborations & mentoring, speaking with the media, outreach, graphic design, data curation, & career development.