Program Overview

This major and concentration provides a background for further study or for introductory positions of employment in fish and wildlife management, forestry, environmental science and other natural resource fields. Students interested in a career in wildlife biology should obtain information from the Biology Department on course selection for certification as an associate wildlife biologist by the Wildlife Society.

Where a Concentration in Ecology Can Take You

With a microbiology concentration, your career options are wide open. Some common paths for NMU graduates include:

  • Field researcher
  • Wildlife management
  • Laboratory researcher
  • Production specialist
  • Teacher/instructor
  • Animal rehabilitator
  • Conservation biologist

Career possibilities available to you as a biology major depend on the competencies and skills you acquire through both academic work and extracurricular experiences, so take advantage of every opportunity to learn from your NMU experience!​

Faculty member doing field research with two male students

The Biology major at NMU is a diverse program that will give you the opportunity to master many skills and gain competencies in a variety of fields.


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To learn more about pursuing your education at NMU, you can request additional information, schedule a visit, or apply online.