In addition to general regulations for admission to Masters programs at Central, applicants for admission to the Primate Behavior program must meet the following qualifications:
Course of Study
CORE REQUIREMENTS (21 CREDITS)
PRIM 501 Introduction to Primatology, 4 credits
PRIM 503 Current Issues in Primatology, 4 credits
PRIM 504 Primate Culture and Cognition, 4 credits
PRIM 505 History of Primate Interconnections, 4 credits
PRIM 513 Research Methods in Primatology, 5 credits
The core courses will be completed in the student's first year in the program, in this sequence: 1st fall PRIM 501 and PRIM 513, 1st winter PRIM 503 and PRIM 504, 1st spring PRIM 505ADDITIONAL COURSES (24 CREDITS)
Total Credits 45ELECTIVES
Electives should be selected in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor. Note that students can also opt to select courses from among several foci.Primate Behavior and Ecology courses.
Students can take classes in philosophy that have relevance for how nonhuman animals are treated, their status in terms of legal rights, and the history of how humans have viewed and classified nonhumans as, for example, property or as being fundamentally different from humans.
Students can take courses in biology and anthropology that address conservation issues from both the perspectives of indigenous peoples and what biology can teach us regarding the effective long term management of small populations.
Students can focus on the close relationship between the disciplines of primatology and psychology.
Students can focus on developing management skills that can be applied to free-living and captive nonhuman primates or other species. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be used to both model conservation strategies and to gain insight into basic research questions. Students could choose courses from those offered in Central’s Resource Management graduate program.
At least 30 credits of course work must be graded (rather than Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory). Students will follow the deadlines detailed in the School of Graduate Studies and Research website.