University of Lethbridge

Faculty of Arts and Science

Evolution and Behavior


4401 University Drive

Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Evolution and Behavior

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Ph.D. in Evolution and Behaviour is delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Science. Students in this program are normally supervised by Faculty members in the following contributing departments/areas: Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, and Psychology.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program is designed to immerse students into further investigation and research, to build and support the programs of research at the University and to enliven the undergraduate learning environment.

The Ph.D. program is thesis-based and offered in a number of areas of study (see Ph.D. Program Grid). Depending on the academic background, students may be required to take up to six courses in their area of study; the number and details of the courses are determined at the time of admission to the program. Consequently, it is necessary for a prospective student to establish contact with a potential supervisor prior to application for admission. Prospective students seeking supervisors should contact the School of Graduate Studies.

The Ph.D. program is administered centrally by the School of Graduate Studies rather than by individual departments or Faculties.

Affiliated Department Websites:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology


  • Animal behaviour
  • Behavioural ecology
  • Ethology and comparative psychology
  • Evolution and cognition
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Language development
  • Sexuality


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

International Student Requirements:

Master of Science or Master of Arts or academic equivalent Minimum GPA of 3.5 (based on 4.0 scale) on all graded Master’s level courses ELP if required – iBT TOEFL = 93 or IELTS – at least 6.5 with no band less than 5.5

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

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