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Degree Type 
Bachelor of Science
Contact Name 
Lori Sheeran
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CWU has long been a leader in the field of primate behavior and habitats. Using an interdisciplinary approach to studying primates, students can learn about subjects like nonverbal primate communication, environment and ecology, primate social behavior, and animal conservation.


Only 20 miles west of the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, home of seven chimpanzees, CWU offers a chance for students to engage, first-hand, in the field of chimpanzee care and husbandry.

Why this program 
  • The graduate program in primate behavior offers the only Master of Science degree in primatology in the U.S.

  • CWU’s Primate Awareness Week, held in April or May, offers guest speakers and presentations designed to educate the campus community about primate activities and behavior.

Contact Information 
Lori Sheeran
Possible Search Names 
anthropology, anthro, primate, ecology, museum, behavior

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