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 an ecology 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 with an ecology concentration 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.