Program Overview

This concentration provides a foundation for introductory positions of employment in museums, zoos, universities and state and ­ federal agencies involved in fish, wildlife and other natural resource use. It is an appropriate program for pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, and pre-veterinary science students. It also provides a solid background for students who wish to pursue graduate studies in special areas of zoology.

Where a Concentration in Zoology Can Take You

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

  • Field Biologist
  • Fisheries Biology
  • Marine Biologist
  • Park Naturalist
  • Veterinarian
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Zoologist
  • Teacher/instructor

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!​

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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.


Learn More

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