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About This Micro-Credential

A family of monkeys looking around

An understanding of primatology gives students an edge in careers such as zoology, conservation biology and captive care and when applying to a variety of graduate school programs.

Primatology draws on disciplines ranging from biology to psychology to environmental studies, and the micro-credential provides foundational knowledge and research experience on living non-human primates.

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Skills You Will Gain


Biological Anthropology

Behavioral Research

Grant Writing

Data Collection

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the comparative method to explore what we can learn about humans by studying our close relatives, living non-human primates. 
  • Collect systematic observational data on primate behavior utilizing standard methods in the discipline.
  • Use the scientific method in designing, conducting, writing, and presenting an original research project.
  • Gain knowledge of grant writing.

Required Courses

Choose one of the following:

  • ANT 202 - Biological Anthropology
  • BIO 151 - Introduction to Biology II

Choose any three (3) of the following:

  • ANT 334 - Behavioral Field Methods
  • ANT 347 - Primate Behavioral Ecology
  • ANT 348 - Primate Sexuality
  • BIO 440 - Animal Behavior

Offered in face-to-face and online


Dr. Monica Wakefield
Primatology, First semester offered: Fall 2018


Northern Kentucky University
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